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ISBN-10: 0997221917
ISBN-13: 9780997221916
Publisher: Penny Candy Books
Publish Date: 10/11/2016
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 6.40" W, 0.30" H

A Gift from Greensboro

Illustrator: Hill

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Price: $13.95

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An illustrated poem about two best friends, one white and one black, in the 1970s–when eating together at a lunch counter on a lazy summer afternoon is no big deal.

A Gift from Greensboro is an elegy, a celebration of the magic of childhood friendship, and a meditation on growing up in the wake of the sit-ins that ushered in the Civil Rights Movement. Paired with eye-catching, layered illustrations, this poem recognizes that true friendship knows no boundaries and that love drives positive change. Read alongside Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford for a well-rounded lesson about a significant, igniting moment in our country’s civil rights history.

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"This brief but powerful book, by the young small press Penny Candy Books, is truly a gift–a gorgeous poem and a story for readers young and old to ponder."The Pirate Tree: Social Justice and Children's Literature

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ISBN-10: 0997221917
ISBN-13: 9780997221916
Publisher: Penny Candy Books
Publish Date: 10/11/2016
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 6.40" W, 0.30" H
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