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The Great Migration : journey to the North

Author: Eloise Greenfield; Jan Spivey Gilchrist; Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association.; HarperCollins (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Amistad, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This collection of poems highlights the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states. So many African Americans took this trek northwards that it came to be known as the "Great Migration." These poems gracefully depict the experiences of families who found the courage to leave their homes behind, face the unknown, and make a fresh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Coretta Scott King Award (Author): Honor book
Juvenile poetry
Pictorial works
Pictorial works Juvenile poetry
Poetry
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eloise Greenfield; Jan Spivey Gilchrist; Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association.; HarperCollins (Firm)
ISBN: 9780061259210 0061259217 9780061259227 0061259225
OCLC Number: 263065365
Notes: "Manufactured in China"--opposite t.p.
"Amistad is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--opposite t.p.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2012
Target Audience: 730; 003-008.
Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Details: 2012 Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
Contents: Author's note --
I. The news --
II. Goodbyes: Man, Girl and boy, Woman, Very young woman --
III. The trip --
IV. Question: Men and women --
V. Up North, My family --
Selected bibliography.
Responsibility: by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

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This collection of poems highlights the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states. So many African Americans took this trek northwards that it came to be known as the "Great Migration." These poems gracefully depict the experiences of families who found the courage to leave their homes behind, face the unknown, and make a fresh start elsewhere.

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