Abby Takes a Stand: 1960 Patricia McKissack

Abby Takes a Stand: 1960

Author: Patricia McKissack
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Book Title
Abby Takes a Stand: 1960
Author
Patricia McKissack
ISBN
9780142406878
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack. Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milk shake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days, and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in this series tells the story behind a different "scrap of time"; together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations. "A perfect introduction to an extraordinary time when regular people, even ten-year-old girls, make a difference." --The Horn Book "The book gives readers a kid's-eye view of important happenings and reminds them that history is something that is in the making." --BooklistBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Patricia McKissackPublisher: Puffin BooksPublished: 12/28/2006ISBN: 9780142406878Pages: 104Weight: 0.21lbsSize: 7.78h x 5.14w x 0.32dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/29/2007 pg. 74Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 89267 / Abby Takes a StandReading Level: 3.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milk shake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days, and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in this series tells the story behind a different "scrap of time"; together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations.

"A perfect introduction to an extraordinary time when regular people, even ten-year-old girls, make a difference." --The Horn Book

"The book gives readers a kid's-eye view of important happenings and reminds them that history is something that is in the making." --Booklist

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia McKissack
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 12/28/2006
ISBN: 9780142406878
Pages: 104
Weight: 0.21lbs
Size: 7.78h x 5.14w x 0.32d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/29/2007 pg. 74

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 89267 / Abby Takes a Stand
Reading Level: 3.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milk shake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days, and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in this series tells the story behind a different "scrap of time"; together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations.

"A perfect introduction to an extraordinary time when regular people, even ten-year-old girls, make a difference." --The Horn Book

"The book gives readers a kid's-eye view of important happenings and reminds them that history is something that is in the making." --Booklist

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia McKissack
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 12/28/2006
ISBN: 9780142406878
Pages: 104
Weight: 0.21lbs
Size: 7.78h x 5.14w x 0.32d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/29/2007 pg. 74

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 89267 / Abby Takes a Stand
Reading Level: 3.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1