by Patricia C. McKissack
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: January – March
THEMES: Civil rights movement,
Jim Crow laws, family dynamics, tolerance, perseverance, libraries, autobiography, true events
To get to someplace special, Tricia Ann must navigate her way through Jim Crow Laws, hurtful signs and rude strangers. Quite a daunting task and it begins to look like Tricia Ann will never make it until she remembers what her grandmother told her: “You are somebody – a human being – no better, no worse than anyone else in this world.” With this encouragement, Tricia Ann may just make it to someplace special.
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call 206.428.6266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adapt It! Stage It! Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-8, one hour, 35 students max)
Additional Workshops Start at $150 each
additional travel fees apply
Photo of Gabe, by Chris Bennion.