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Abby Takes a Stand: 1960

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780142406878
Author(s): Patricia C. McKissack
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: Puffin Books
Dimensions: 131 x 198 x 8 (w x l x h)
Pages: 104
Pages: 8-12
Series: Scraps of Time (Quality)
Series Number: 01

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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.

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