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Going North (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))

Janice N. Harrington; Jerome Lagarrigue

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ISBN 10: 0374326819 / ISBN 13: 9780374326814
Published by U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Going North by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue-First edition. Hardback story/picture book is quite clean, in very good+ condition and is signed/inscribed by the author on back of free front endpaper-inscription is dated 2004. Dust jacket is good to very good and in a Brodart protector-looks nice. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 30588

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Title: Going North (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

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?

About the Author:

Janice N. Harrington is a children's librarian and professional storyteller. Going North is her first children's book. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Jerome Lagarrigue received the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent for his illustrations for Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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