GRANDMA'S GENERAL STORE :
New York : Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 3.6
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in the 1930s is not easy. Work is scarce and money even scarcer.
After he loses his job at the sawmill, Daddy sees no future for the family
in the small Florida home. He must go elsewhere to find a way to
support his family. When he and mama set off for Philadelphia to
find work, five year old Pearl and seven year old Prince are left in the
care of Grandma. She owns a small store that serves as a community
meeting place for the black inhabitants of this small town. We learn
of the segregation of the town and even meet a few of the Klansmen.
But through it all, Grandma's store serves as a safe harbor for Pearl and
African Americans -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Florida -- Race relations -- Fiction.
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