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The colored car

Author: Jean Alicia Elster
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2013.
Series: Great Lakes books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Colored Car, Jean Alicia Elster, author of the award-winning Who's Jim Hines?, follows another member of the Ford family coming of age in Depression-era Detroit. In the hot summer of 1937, twelve-year-old Patsy takes care of her three younger sisters and helps her mother put up fresh fruits and vegetables in the family's summer kitchen, adjacent to the wood yard that her father, Douglas Ford, owns. Times are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Alicia Elster
ISBN: 9780814336069 081433606X
OCLC Number: 827082916
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2014
Winner of Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (Children's Fiction) 2014
Description: xiii, 207 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Great Lakes books.
Responsibility: Jean Alicia Elster.

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For young readers, the powerful story of an African American girl's train journey south from Detroit in 1937.  Read more...

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