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Goin' Someplace Special
By Jerry Pinkney (illustrator) and Pat McKissack
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date September 1, 2001
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689818851
ISBN-10 0689818858
Dimensions 0.50 by 9 by 11.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Set in the South in the 1950s, 'Trica Ann is delighted to be able to go 'someplace special' all by herself, but when she is faced with signs reading 'For Whites Only,' she must find the courage inside to continue her journey to the public library, where everyone is welcome. 35,000 first printing. description: Product Description: Patricia C. McKissack’s poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkney’s rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom.

There’s a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color…and ’Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it’s someplace special and she’s bursting to go by herself.

When her grandmother sees that she’s ready to take such a big step, ’Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair.

Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there’s a friend around the corner reminding ’Tricia Ann that she’s not alone. And even her grandmother’s words—"You are somebody, a human being—no better, no worse than anybody else in this world”—echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.

School and Library
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from Atheneum (September 1, 2001)
9780689818851 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.10 lbs | List price $17.99
About: In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
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With Pat McKissack | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439593745 | details & prices | 40 pages | List price $15.99
This edition also contains Goin' Someplace Special, Goin' Someplace Special
About: There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color.
With Pat McKissack | Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (January 6, 2009)
9780606121668 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains Goin' Someplace Special

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