Granddaddy’s Gift

Granddaddy’s Gift



When her grandfather registers to vote while living in segregated Mississippi, an African-American girl begins to understand why he insists that she attend school. Eight-year-old Little Joe learns the value of determination and the importance of standing up to prejudice.

Focusing on everyday people making a difference, award-winning author Mitchell presents an “intelligent look at a chapter of American history.” – School Library Journal


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About the Author

Margaree King Mitchell is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, illustrated by James E. Ransome, and Granddaddy’s Gift. She is the creator of the Everybody Has a Dream program, which empowers students in urban and rural areas to shoot for the stars with aspirations for their lives. Margaree lives in Kansas City, KS, where she is a member of the Midwest Children’s Authors Guild.

Editorial Reviews

“A sensitive effort from Mitchell, about a courageous man in the segregated South who steadfastly pursued a goal, creating a legacy of pride and hope for the young girl who tells his story.”-Kirkus Reviews

“Adopting an intimate, personal voice, King deftly imparts to the reader Granddaddy’s belief in the importance of education, valor, and pride.”-Publishers Weekly

“Johnson’s strong, realistic paintings personalize the familiar scenes of the civil rights movement.”-Booklist

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