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Goin' Someplace Special
By Jerry Pinkney (illustrator) and Pat McKissack
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date April 9, 2009
Pages 40
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439593745
ISBN-10 1439593744
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Original list price $15.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 somedbody, a human being -- no better, no worse than anybody else in this world" -- echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.

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.

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School and Library
Book cover for 9780689818851
 
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.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606121668
 
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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
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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