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Who's Jim Hines?

Author: Jean Alicia Elster
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Series: Great Lakes books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1935 Detroit, a twelve-year-old African American boy learns about the realities of racial injustice while working for his father's wood company during the Great Depression.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Electronic book
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elster, Jean Alicia.
Who's Jim Hines?
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008007457
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Alicia Elster
ISBN: 9780814335437 0814335438
OCLC Number: 757544076
Awards: A 2009 Michigan Notable Books selection
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 134 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
1: Wood-burning stoves --
2: Frostbite --
3: Dancing the Polka --
4: Lost schoolbooks --
5: Delivering wood --
6: Donkey saw --
7: Wood and toys --
8: Ice cream machine --
9: Drum and bugle corps --
10: Chicken in the truck --
11: Riding to the factory --
12: Good service at a fair price --
Epilogue --
About the author.
Series Title: Great Lakes books.
Other Titles: Who is Jim Hines?
Responsibility: Jean Alicia Elster.
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