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The Resource Going north, Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue

Going north, Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue

Label
Going north
Title
Going north
Statement of responsibility
Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young African American girl and her family leave their home in Alabama and head for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they hope to escape segregation and find a better life. Annotation. An African American family becomes a new kind of pioneer Leaving behind Big Mama, loving relatives, and the familiar red soil and cotton fields of Alabama, Jessie and her family are going north to Nebraska. They are pioneers searching for a better life, one with decent schools and jobs. But traveling through the segregated South is difficult for an African American family in the 1960s. With most public places reserved for "whites only," where will they stop to get gas and food? Lyrical free verse and evocative paintings capture the rhythm of the road and a young girl's longing as she wonders: Will I like it there? Will I like the North?
Award
  • Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130633
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrington, Janice N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD 700
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
3.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lagarrigue, Jerome
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moving, Household
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Target audience
primary
Label
Going north, Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged.)
Isbn
9780374326814
Lccn
2002032207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20041102-153
  • BRO-cust20050912-064
System control number
ocm50520395
Label
Going north, Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged.)
Isbn
9780374326814
Lccn
2002032207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20041102-153
  • BRO-cust20050912-064
System control number
ocm50520395

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