The Great Migration: Journey to the North
The Great Migration: Journey to the North

The Great Migration: Journey to the North

Written by Eloise Greenfield & illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
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4 - 8
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Dec 21, 2010
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We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, their dreams and their children, to make a better life. When Eloise Greenfield was four months old, her family moved from their home in Parmele, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Before Jan Spivey Gilchrist was born, her mother moved from Arkansas and her father moved from Mississippi. Both settled in Chicago, Illinois. Though none of them knew it at the time, they had all become part of the Great Migration. In this collection of poems and collage artwork, award winners Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist gracefully depict the experiences of families like their own, who found the courage to leave their homes behind during The Great Migration and make new lives for themselves elsewhere. The Great Migration concludes with a bibliography. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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Coretta Scott King Award WinnersCoretta Scott King Awards20th centuryhistory1850-1899migration1900-1949

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    December 21, 2010
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    4 - 8 years
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