Abby Takes a Stand

Abby Takes a Stand

Summary

Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milkshake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in the series tells the story behind a different 'scrap of time;' together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations.

Author: McKissack, Patricia C.

Language: English | Copyright: 2005 | Age Range: 8 to 12


Vocabulary Words

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  • quilters
  • protester
  • snatchers
  • dividers
  • gee
  • scoops
  • zapped
  • negroes
  • blender
  • nineteen

Early-Reading Indicators


580L

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