Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time) USED BOOK

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Condition: 
Good
Signed Copy?: 
No
Inscribed?: 
No
Ex-Library?: 
No
Primary Author: 
McKissack, Patricia
Other Authors: 
McKissack, Patricia; James, Gordon C.
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Puffin Books
Publication Date: 
12/28/2006
Book Description: 
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milk shake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days, and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in this series tells the story behind a different "scrap of time"; together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations.

"A perfect introduction to an extraordinary time when regular people, even ten-year-old girls, make a difference." --The Horn Book

"The book gives readers a kid's-eye view of important happenings and reminds them that history is something that is in the making." --Booklist
ISBN: 
9780142406878
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