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Author Bandy, Michael S., author.

Title Northbound : a train ride out of segregation / Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein ; illustrated by James E. Ransome.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.


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 GDL Central Library Children's Fiction    ji BANDY,MIC    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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Summary When Michael and his grandmother board a train for his first train ride, the conductor directs them to the "colored only" section. But when the train pulls out of Atlanta, the signs come down, and a boy from the "whites only" section runs up to Michael, inviting him to explore. How come Michael can go as he pleases in some states, but has to sit in segregated sections in others? Based on author Michael S. Bandy's own recollections of taking the train as a boy during the segregation era, this story of a child's magical first train trip is intercut with a sense of baffling injustice, offering both a hopeful tale of friendship and a window into a dark period of history.
Subject African Americans -- Segregation -- Juvenile fiction.
African American boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Railroad travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Segregation -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
African American grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Added Author Stein, Eric, 1959- author.
Ransome, James, illustrator.
ISBN 0763696501 (hardcover)
9780763696504 (hardcover)

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