Goin Someplace Specialby Patricia C. McKissack
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.


Each performance runs between 35 and 45 minutes and can be performed in venues as small as a classroom or as large as an auditorium. In conjunction with each performance, Book-It offers workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.

To book Goin’ Someplace Special for your school or community center,
call 206.428.6266 or email education@book-it.org.

Workshop Choices

Themes in Motion Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 45 min, 35 students max)

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)


Touring Story $600; after November 1, $675.

Additional Workshops Start at $150 each
additional travel fees apply

Photo of Gabe, by Chris Bennion.