Papa’s Free Day Party by Marilyn Nelson
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Papa’s Free Day Party
by Marilyn Nelson, Illustrated by Wayne Anthony Still

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    List Price: $17.95
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Early Reader
    ISBN13: 9780940975729
    Imprint: Just Us Books
    Publisher: Just Us Books, Inc.
    Parent Company: Just Us Books, Inc.
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    Johnnie wants to celebrate her Papa’s birthday, but Papa doesn’t know exactly when that special day is. Johnnie doesn’t understand how that could be. Then she learns about Papa’s childhood—how he built a new life in the all-Black town of Boley, Oklahoma. Inspired by her father’s incredible story, Johnnie decides to throw Papa a different kind of party—one to recognize her Father’s Day of freedom. Based on a true story about the author’s grandfather, Papa’s Free Day Party is a powerful celebration of storytelling, strength, and the importance of family.

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