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This is the Rope

A Story From The Great Migration

By Jacqueline Woodson

The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.

Newbery Honor–winning author Jacqueline Woodson and Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome use the rope to frame a thoughtful and moving story as readers follow the little girl’s journey. During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. With grace and poignancy, Woodson’s lilting storytelling and Ransome’s masterful oil paintings of country and city life tell a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780399239861


Format: Book
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Summary: A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.
Title: This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by James Ransome.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Subject: African Americans -- Migrations -- Juvenile fiction. African Americans -- History -- Juvenile fiction. Families -- Juvenile fiction Rope -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780399239861 (hbk.) 0399239863 (hbk.) 0399239863 9780399239861
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: P Woodson
Oclc: 811337462
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Bib Id: 445971

Format: Book
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Summary: A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.
Title: This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by James Ransome.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Description: 1 volume unpaged ; color illustrations, 29 cm
Subjects: African Americans -- Migrations -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Rope -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Ransome, James illustrator.
LCCN: 2012036569
ISBN: 9780399239861 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0399239863 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0399239863
ISBN: 9780399239861
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Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: P Woodson