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The Great Migration by Eloise Greenfield
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Apr 23, 2012

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bookshelves: z_12, poetry, non-fiction, picture-books
Recommended to Jess by: Coretta Scott author 2012 honor book
Read in April, 2012

When Greenfield was four months old, her mama took her north to Washington D.C.where her father had found work and thus became part of the great migration.

The author's note at the start was interesting--consider where one lifetime can take you and your country. That she personally experienced it givess it weight, even if she was only a baby. Unfortunately, the note was my favorite and most informative part of the book. The poetry's alright, but it doesn't teach as much as I'd like. Much focuses on waiting and wondering what might happen, instead of explaining what did happen. This is significant since this is the sort of topic that parents and teachers seek out. You want something with a bit more meat.

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