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When Grandmama Sings by Margaree King Mitchell
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Jun 18, 12

bookshelves: multicultural, historical-fiction, picture-books
Recommended for: Malinda
Read in June, 2012

Set in the pre-Civil Rights South, this book deals frankly with issues of segregation and racism. The book treats the African-American singer, Ivory Bell Coles, and her granddaughter Belle with respect, but without pathos. Lexile measure: AD620. Good for classroom discussion on civil rights and family values. Handsomely illustrated by James Ransome, winner of a Coretta Scott King Award for The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Uncle Jed’s Barbershop.

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