Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It

ISBN-10: 0316536733
ISBN-13: 9780316536738
Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Illustrated by: Pinkney, Brian
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: January 2022

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 288

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

From award-winning husband and wife team Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the dramatic events that led to African Americans earning the right to vote. "Right here, I'm sharing the honest-to-goodness." -Loretta. "I'm gon' reach back, and tell how it all went. I'm gon' speak on it. My way." -Roly. "I got more nerve than a bad tooth. But there's nothing bad about being bold." -Aggie B. Loretta, Roly and Aggie B., members of the Little family, each present the vivid story of their young lives, spanning three generations. Their separate stories - beginning in a cotton field in 1927 and ending at the presidential election of 1968 -- come together to create one unforgettable journey. Through an evocative mix of fictional first-person narratives, spoken-word poems, folk myths, gospel rhythms and blues influences, Loretta Little Looks Back weaves an immersive tapestry that illuminates the dignity of sharecroppers in the rural South. Inspired by story
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