Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box

Written by Michael S Bandy and Eric Stein & illustrated by James E. Ransome
Published by Candlewick Press
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Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights-era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history. Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn’t a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what’s coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening–and sure enough, everyone is lined up at the town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can’t come soon enough? This powerful and touching true-life story shares one boy’s perspective of growing up in the segregated South, while beautiful illustrations depict the rural setting in tender detail.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781536205619
Publication Date
August 13, 2019
Page Count
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
1536205613
Est. Lexile® Level
~549L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~N
ATOS® Book Level
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
176068
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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