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Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It



by
Andrea Davis Pinkney
illustrated by
Brian Pinkney

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Little, Brown BFYR
ISBN
9780316536776
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Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Crime: Hate Crimes
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"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 storytelling's oral tradition, stirring vignettes are presented in a series of theatrical monologues that paint a gripping, multidimensional portrait of America's struggle for civil rights as seen through the eyes of the children who lived it. The novel's unique format invites us to walk in their shoes. Each encounters an unexpected mystical gift, passed down from one family member to the next, that ignites their experience what it means to reach for freedom.Author’s note. Note on the dramatic form. Artist’s note. Information about sharecroppers in the American South and notable figures mentioned in book, with black-and-white historical photographs. Suggestions for further reading. Black-and-white illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Crime: Hate Crimes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

6 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

5.2: points 6

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Historical Fiction

Topics

Family life. African Americans. Sharecroppers. Civil rights movements. Twentieth-century history of Mississippi. Intergenerational stories.

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