Grandmama's Pride

Grandmama's Pride


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Grandmama's Pride by Becky Birtha, Colin Bootman

Six-year-old Sarah Marie, her mother, and her little sister travel down south to visit Grandmama in the summer of 1956. Now that Sarah Marie can read, she notices Grandmama’s town is filled with signs and rules that she’s never understood before. Will the South ever be able to change?

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ISBN-13: 9780807530221
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 829,375
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Becky Birtha often traveled by bus as a child to visit family in Virginia. Remembering those trips gave her the idea for Grandmama’s Pride. She lives in Pennsylvania. Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad. He moved to the United States when he was seven, but the vibrant palette of the Caribbean has always influenced his painting. In 2004, he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award. He lives in New York.

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Grandmama's Pride 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Melissa_L More than 1 year ago
Grandmama's Pride is a truly wonderful book. It describes the events in the eyes of a six year old girl, Sarah Marie as she visits her grandmama in the south. It is 1956 and segregation is still a huge issue for African Americans. The little girl is unable to read at first and doesn't realize the signs that allow only whites to use the better facilities including drinking fountains and sitting in the front of the bus.Her grandmama just tells her that they have two good feet for walking and better food at home. However, Aunt Maria teaches her to read and suddenly realizes what all of the different signs say. She learns that some people are hateful and do not understand equality. The next summer things are very different and Sarah Marie is very happy to be able to sit at restaurants and use the same nicer bathrooms as the whites. This is an extraordinary illustrated story that would be a great starter to teach young children about segregation and the way things used to be only about 50 years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book describes the feelings of those victimized of racism through the eyes of an African-American six year old girl. This would be a great introduction to students when teaching about the times of segregation during the 1950's. Plus, the illustrations are beautiful.