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During the early 1900s more than a million African-Americans migrated from the South to the North in order to escape the Ku Klux Klan. This is a wonderful story that is written in poetry. It will help young students to understand the journey that many of these Americans had to take in order to feel truly free. The illustrations are beautiful and simple, adding to the story. This book does a wonderful job of helping the reader to connect to those the story is about, and will pull at your heartstrings. This would be a great text to use even with older classes of students as they study this era.
Review by Cindy Dunn, Granite School District Library Media Dept.
Rating: 4 Stars
Interest Level: Grades K-4
The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Written by Eloise Greenfield, Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2010