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Author: Margaret H Mason; Floyd Cooper
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Fiction
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret H Mason; Floyd Cooper
ISBN: 9780547215662 0547215665
OCLC Number: 598304915
Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: written by Margaret H. Mason ; and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

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An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

"Joseph's grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950s and 60s, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by the hands of the African Americans who worked there. In this powerful intergenerational story, Joseph learns that people joined their hands together to fight discrimination so that one day, their hands--Joseph's hands--could do anything at all in this whole wide world." -- Publisher's description

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