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Goin' someplace special

Pat McKissack (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color ... and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself. When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, 'Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair. Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there's a friend around the corner reminding 'Tricia Ann that she's not alone. And even her grandmother's words -- "You are somebody, a human being - no better, no worse than anybody else in this world"--Echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward
Print Book, English, ©2001
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, ©2001
Picture books for children
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
9780689818851, 9780329279806, 9781413100969, 0689818858, 0329279807, 1413100961
"An Anne Schwartz book."