Written by Ann Grifalconi
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Published by Jump At The Sun (March 27, 2007)
An old man tells a story of his escape to his granddaughter. He escaped to have a freedom in him and his family’s life. This incredible story talks about how the people of colored survived through the time when there were extreme racial discrimination.
The illustration has very oily paint looking, and I think it really activates the story. This story tells the readers that there shouldn’t be any discrimination happen with the appearance. I highly recommend this literature work to young readers who are age around 7 to up, who are starting to learn about history of the world.
Review by Publisher Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7868-1857-0
Article about Racism: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/books/review/a-history-of-race-and-racism-in-america-in-24-chapters.html