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The Great Migration: Journey to the North (edition 2010)

by Eloise Greenfield (Author)

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Title:The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Authors:Eloise Greenfield (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2010), 32 pages
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This family is among the many thousands that must leave their homes and move north during the Great Migration for a better life. The story explains different situations and decisions the family had to make. It explains what they are thinking and how they feel about leaving their homes. This book is a great historical example. Students can get a better understanding of what happened to a family personally during the Great Migration. ( )
  Kayla_Bashkatova | Mar 17, 2019 |
A collection of illustrations about the migration of blacks from the south to the cities of New York, Detroit, Chicago and others beginning with WWI. This is a powerful supplementary tool when teaching about the great migration. ( )
  ShawnStipic | Jul 25, 2018 |
This wonderfully illustrated book follows the stories of families moving from the Jim Crow South to a better future in the North. They searched an escape from hate crimes and racial discrimination; they sought better jobs; they were looking to rejoin family who had already moved.

This would be a fine illustrated nonfiction book to add to the American History block of the curriculum. American students could see lived examples of "separate but equal" legislation, the Ku Klux Klan hate group, and parallels with the Underground Railroad. I like this book because it adds an empathizing human factor to our history lessons. Here we see individuals with real hopes, fears, likes, and dislikes. No longer is history just a collection of dates and numbers. ( )
  AlbertPascal | Feb 8, 2018 |
Both the writer and illustrator had family who traveled north from the Jim Crow south, seeking a better life and new opportunities.

This poetic book is a tribute to those who risked what was known, to travel to the unknown. Roughly six million African-Americans left the Deep South from approximately 1910's to 1970's — about half of black America at that time. The transition from a rural area into one of the fast paced life of industrialized cities, brought new opportunities, but also the insecurity of leaving families and a different life style behind. ( )
1 vote Whisper1 | Apr 25, 2017 |
"The Great Migration" is a story about how the great migration began, what is was like from different points of view of different people, and how the trip went. I would suggest this book for older children, maybe 4th-6th graders.
  audreybusch | Apr 9, 2017 |
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Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the nothern states.

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