HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Great Migration: Journey to the North by…
Loading...

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

by Eloise Greenfield (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
13627132,525 (4)2
Member:b.irons
Title:The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Authors:Eloise Greenfield (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2010), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 28 (next | show all)
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 |
Showing 1-5 of 28 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the nothern states.

(summary from another edition)

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Eloise Greenfield's book The Great Migration was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 7
3.5 1
4 14
4.5 1
5 9

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,571,838 books! | Top bar: Always visible