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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080505456932 Pages, Ages 5-8
Barnes & Noble
This special picture book offers a window into the African American community of Columbia, South Carolina, during the early twentieth century. While the town is specific, the themes and photographs are universal--weddings and funerals, teachers and preachers, sassy cars and baseball teams, and, of course, families of all sizes. More than half a century later, Richard Samuel Roberts's photographs and Dinah Johnson's lyrical text come together to illustrate the pride, joy, and strength of a bustling community.
IRA-CBC Children's Choices, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy