The Great Migration: An American Story

The Great Migration: An American Story


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The historic migration of African Americans from the rural South to northern cities in the early decades of the 20th century is chronicled in text and Jacob Lawrence's paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780753488
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,175,786
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jacob Lawrence is a prominent American painter whose career spans six decades. He is known for several sequences of narrative paintings, including "Harriet Tubman" and "Frederick Douglass." Lawrence is the illustrator of Harriet in the Promised Land, a picture book. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Great Migration: An American Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tess_schoolmarm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book chronicles the African-American movement from the south to northern industrial cities after WWI. Not only does it tell how cities like Chicago, Pittsburgh and Detroit appealed to these black migrants, there are over 60 works of art which depict the story. This is a pictorial history with a great story. The guidelines say ages 4-8, but I use this to supplement the concept for 8th graders (great migration) and they love it!
JoseDelAguila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A series of paintings chronicles the journey of African Americans who, like the artist's family, left the rural South in the early twentieth century to find a better life in the industrial North.
Bookwormeater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book would be great to teach students about the great migration of black people. Every picture has a sentence by it describing what was happening.