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Carter, Dorothy.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 3.6
ISBN 0374327661
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Life in the 1930s is not easy.  Work is scarce and money even scarcer.  After he loses his job at the sawmill, Daddy sees no future for the family in the small Florida home.  He must go elsewhere to find a way to support his family.  When he and mama set off for Philadelphia to find work, five year old Pearl and seven year old Prince are left in the care of Grandma.  She owns a small store that serves as a community meeting place for the black inhabitants of this small town.  We learn of the segregation of the town and even meet a few of the Klansmen.  But through it all, Grandma's store serves as a safe harbor for Pearl and Prince.
SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Florida -- Race relations -- Fiction.


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