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Goin' Someplace Special: with audio recording

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

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    Journey to a special place inside this book. Take a step back in history to a time some of us do not know about. What did "Tricia Ann learn as she went on her journey to someplace special? You may find the answer in this book Goin' Someplace Special. Plus you'll hear some words of wisdom & encouragement. Also look for a special quote inside the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2005

    An awsome book!

    I read this book to a fourth grade class and they enjoyed hearing it as much as I enjoyed reading it. It is good for all kids who know about Segregation. This book is not only for kids, it is also a great book for adults who want to know what it was like to be one of the Africa American kids back in the fifties. Everyone will enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2004

    Goin' Someplace Special

    Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C.Mckissack is a book for young readers. Written in the 1950's,the story is about a girl who wanted to go someplace special. The main characters were Tricia Ann, the brave one and Mama Frances her grandmother. The girl wanted to go to a place where there were no white only signs. The book made me feel bad because I didn't like how they were treating blacks. If I wrote this story I would change how they were treating blacks.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

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    Great read for kids!

    Goin' Someplace special by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrator Jerry Pinkney bring home a storybook with a rich story, beautiful illustrations and a historical reference point for kids, mine especially had little idea about what the Jim Crowe segregation laws in the South might have felt like to a girl their age back in the '50's. A 12 yr old girl named Tricia Ann is taking a trip to "Someplace Special" all by herself in a downtown southern town. She needs to ride the bus to get there and encounters all sorts of prejudice on her way to "sompelace special"- armed with encouraging words from her Grandmother that "No matter what, Hold yo' head up and act like you b'long to somebody" ,she finally makes it to her destination and is glad that she did. This book was a Corett Scott King Winner, deservedly so, I believe this book is to storybooks what "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is to novels- a fictional account of segregation that packs an important message- we don't ever want to go back here. I would recommend this book for young school aged children- I think it would go over the head of a pre-schooler.

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