Granddaddy's Turn

ISBN-10: 1536205613
ISBN-13: 9781536205619
Author: Bandy, Michael S. and Eric Stein
Illustrated by: Ransome, James E.
Interest Level: 1-3
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: August 2019

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 32


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Interest Level

Grades 1-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: O
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

Description
Based on the true story of one family's struggle for voting rights in the civil rights-era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history. Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn't a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what's coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening--and sure enough, everyone is lined up at the town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn't be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can't come soon enough? This powerful and touching true-life story shares one boy's perspective of growing up in the segregated South, while beautiful illustrations depict the rural setting in tender detail.
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