Fiction Books These Hands (15)

These Hands (15)

These Hands (15)
Item No. 20531
ISBN-13 978-0-544-55546-4
Subject Fiction Nonfiction Tie-In Social Studies Civil Rights Discrimination
Format Book Farm Bound
# of Pages 32
Size 8 1/2" x 11"
Author Mason, Margaret
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date Published 2015
Market price: $26.60, Save $6.65
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Book Reviews: "This one stands tall not just for delving into a piece of labor history not previously covered, but for its ability to relate to history with heart and resonance." - Kirkus Reviews. "A moving study of multigenerational relationships with heart and resonance." - Publishers Weekly. Joseph’s grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950s and 60s, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by the hands of the African Americans who worked there. In this powerful intergenerational story, Joseph learns that people joined their hands together to fight discrimination so that one day, their hands—Joseph’s hands—could do anything at all in this whole wide world.