Granddaddy's Turn

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ISBN-13: 9781536205619
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Granddaddy's Turn
A Journey to the Ballot Box

authors: Michael S. Bandy; Eric Stein
illustrator: James E. Ransome

Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening. For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can’t come soon enough? Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights–era South, this moving tale shines a spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.

“It’s a message so crucial it almost can’t be delivered with too much sentiment, and the authors and illustrator of Granddaddy’s Turn spare none.” — The New York Times
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Picture Book Fiction / Paperback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
African American & Black; Historical; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Michael S. Bandy is the co-author, with Eric Stein, of White Water, which was adapted into a screenplay that won a Bill Cosby Screenwriting Fellowship. He lives in Los Angeles.

Eric Stein is the co-author, with Michael S. Bandy, of White Water has written for the children’s TV series Star Street. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
illustrator’s comments:
James E. Ransome, the 2023 winner of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, is the illustrator of Granddaddy’s Turn by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, as well as the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner The Creation and many other books for children. James E. Ransome lives in Rhinebeck, New York.
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