Written by Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
This book tells the thoughts and courage of a man, woman, girl, and boy as they decide to be part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern parts of the United States to the North between 1915 and 1930. From leaving family members behind, to awaiting train ticket money, they question the uncertainty of whether one could make a good life for their family as the conductor announces that they had reached their destination. The author also shares her own family’s experience as she was part of the Great Migration at only 4 months of age. Read more >>
Originally posted on June 12, 2017.