Remember Me
OR

 
In the Land of Milk and Honey
ILLUSTRATOR
SERIES
 
AGE
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
READABILITY
 
PAGES
1 v. (unpaged)  
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Hardcover
ISBN 9780060253837
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Luminous illustrations accompany the rich, poetic text and convey more than the literal story. Provides a beautiful experience, both for reading alone and loud.
Publisher Summary
A young girl journeys by train from Oklahoma to California in 1948 to begin a new life with her family, and finds there people of all ages and races, new tastes and sounds, and a joyous welcome.

I ease myself back in the window seat

and breathe in

as the train breathes out

We're on our way!

On our way

to the Land of Milk and Honey

Lemons as big as oranges, the cool Pacific Ocean, mountains that rise up beyond the outstretched bay—California beckons as one girl makes her way west on a journey filled with excitement, hope, and the promise of a place where people from all paths come together and music fills the air.

This is the true story of author Joyce Carol Thomas's trip from Oklahoma to California in 1948, when she moved there as a girl. During that time, many people went west, drawn by warmth and possibility, reflected in the people of all cultures and ethnicities who started a new life there.

Coretta Scott King honoree Joyce Carol Thomas and Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper capture the anticipation of a bright adventure and a world filled with freedom and opportunity.
 
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