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Loretta Little looks back : three voices go tell it! : a monologue novel / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney.

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  • 22 of 27 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
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Rowayton Library J PIN (Text to phone) 33625122936755 Juvenile Green Dot Available -

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Summary, etc.: Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Family life Mississippi Fiction
African Americans Mississippi Fiction
Sharecroppers Fiction
Civil rights movements Fiction
Mississippi History 20th century Fiction

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Loretta Little Looks Back : Three Voices Go Tell It
Loretta Little Looks Back : Three Voices Go Tell It
by Pinkney, Andrea Davis; Pinkney, Brian (Artist)
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Loretta Little Looks Back : Three Voices Go Tell It


From a bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the groundbreaking moments in history that led to African Americans earning the right to vote. "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.
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