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ISBN-10: 0061259233
ISBN-13: 9780061259234
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publish Date: 09/15/2020
Dimensions: 10.70" L, 8.80" W, 0.30" H

The Great Migration: Journey to the North

Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist

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Price: $8.99

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We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, their dreams and their children, to make a better life.

In this beautiful collection of poems and collage artwork, award winners Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist gracefully depict the experiences of families like their own, who found the courage to leave their homes behind during the Great Migration and make new lives for themselves elsewhere.

When Eloise Greenfield was four months old, her family moved from their home in Parmele, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Before Jan Spivey Gilchrist was born, her mother moved from Arkansas and her father moved from Mississippi. Both settled in Chicago, Illinois. Though none of them knew it at the time, they had all become part of the Great Migration.

The Great Migration concludes with a bibliography.

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Together, the immediate words, striking images, and Greenfield's personal story create a powerful, haunting view of a pivotal moment in U.S. history even as they show the universal challenges of leaving home behind and starting a new life.–Booklist (starred review)
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Details

ISBN-10: 0061259233
ISBN-13: 9780061259234
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publish Date: 09/15/2020
Dimensions: 10.70" L, 8.80" W, 0.30" H
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