Margaret Mason¥é?éË (A) and Floyd Cooper (ILT)
List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Teaching Racial Discrimination / Grandfather and Grandson - 2011)
Description:Josephs grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950's and 60s's he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by the hands of the African Americans who worked there.
In this powerful intergenerational story, Joseph learns that people joined their hands together to fight discrimination so that one day, their handsäóîJosephs handsäóîcould do anything at all in this whole wide world. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "This is a powerful book and it should not be overlooked. The Grandfather grew up during the Civil Rights Movement and was discriminated against because he was black. This prevented him from doing basic tasks and deprived him of his civil and human rights. So, now understanding the ignorance of the world then, he can now teach his grandson tollerance and understanding by demonstrating with his hands. Perfect for the library and class room."
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.8 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounce