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A Gift from Greensboro
by Quraysh Ali Lansana, Illustrated by Skip Hill

    Publication Date: Oct 11, 2016
    List Price: $13.95
    Format: Paperback, 48 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Early Reader
    ISBN13: 9780997221916
    Imprint: Penny Candy Books
    Publisher: Penny Candy Books
    Parent Company: Penny Candy Books
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    An illustrated poem about two best friends, one white and one black, in the 1970s—when eating together at a lunch counter on a lazy summer afternoon is no big deal.

    A Gift from Greensboro is an elegy, a celebration of the magic of childhood friendship, and a meditation on growing up in the wake of the sit-ins that ushered in the Civil Rights Movement. Paired with eye-catching, layered illustrations, this poem recognizes that true friendship knows no boundaries and that love drives positive change. Read alongside Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford for a well-rounded lesson about a significant, igniting moment in our country’s civil rights history.




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