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This Is the Rope - a book by Woodson, Jacqueline

This Is the Rope

A Story from the Great Migration

This Is the Rope( )
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Illustrator: Ransome, James
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Nancy Paulsen Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

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...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.3 x 11.25 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:1.075 Pounds
Author Biography
Woodson, Jacqueline (Author)
Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a drama therapist for runaways and homeless children in New York City. Her books include The House You Pass on the Way, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, and Lena. She won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 for Miracle's Boys. After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way won Newbery Honors. Brown Girl Dreaming won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award in 2015. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was also selected as the Young People's Poet Laureate in 2015 by the Poetry Foundation.


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