Remember: The Journey to School Integration (Hardcover)
Remember is a unique pictorial and narrative journey that introduces children to a watershed period in American history and its relevance to us today. This beautiful 80-page hardcover picture book is a Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Toni Morrison collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison’s text—a fictional, approachable version of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of “separate but equal” schooling.
Includes an introduction from Toni Morrison, a chronology of key events in Civil Rights and school integration history, and photo notes that describe the actual date, location, and content of each picture
As Booklist said: "The photos are electrifying. Beautifully reproduced in sepia prints, the archival images humanize the politics of the Civil Rights movement."
"The provocative, candid images and conversational text should spark questions and discussion, a respect for past sacrifices, and inspiration for facing future challenges," commented School Library Journal.
About the Author
Toni Morrison was a master storyteller. Her groundbreaking novel Beloved won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. In 1993 she became the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
"The provocative, candid images and conversational text should spark questions and discussion, a respect for past sacrifices, and inspiration for facing future challenges." School Library Journal
"The photos are electrifying. Beautifully reproduced in sepia prints, the archival images humanize the politics of the civil rights movement." Booklist, ALA
"Puts history in context for a new generation of readers." Bookpage
"Beautiful and thorough." Columbus Dispatch
Painful, personal and provocative, [Morrison's] focused visual history serves as a potent catalyst for discussing segregation and integration.
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