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Goin' someplace special / Patricia C. McKissack ; [illustrated by] Jerry Pinkney.

McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017 (author.). Pinkney, Jerry, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 45 of 45 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 45 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Bookmobile McKissack (Text) 33255002165760 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library McKissack (Text) 33255001912832 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library McKissack (Text) 33255002165646 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library McKissack (Text) 33255002165703 Juvenile Picture Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0689818858
  • Physical Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Anne Schwartz book."
Summary, etc.:
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
Target Audience Note:
AD550L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 4.3 0.5 53934
Subject: Segregation > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Nashville (Tenn.) > Fiction.
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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award for children's literature, which she wrote with her husband, Fredrick. Her other highly acclaimed books include The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Ma Dear's Aprons; the 1989 Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner The Dark-Thirty; and the Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner Mirandy and Brother Wind, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. She lives in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin' Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; The Dark-Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jerry Pinkney has illustrated 100 children's books, and his work has earned the 2010 Caldecott Medal, five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five Coretta Scott King Honors, five New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards, and, in 2006, the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. Jerry Pinkney's many acclaimed titles include John Henry, Minty, Sam and the Tigers, The Ugly Duckling, and Mirandy and Brother Wind. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Visit him at JerryPinkneyStudio.com.


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