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Taulbert, Clifton ; drawings by E.B. Lewis
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001.
IL K-3  RL 4.3
ISBN 0803725574
Little Cliff is not excited about starting school.  He is very happy living in the rural South in the 1950's.  He begs Mama Pearl to let him stay home.  Mama Pearl makes it quite clear that he has no choice and he'll be starting school down the road.  Little Cliff says good-bye to all his toys, his favorite tree and everything else he can think of.  He tries to lose his hat. He pretends that his shoes are too small.  He even hides under the house.  No matter what he does, Mama Pearl is always one step ahead of him.  What will happen to Little Cliff on his first day of school?  Will his life on the Delta be as bad as he thinks?  Come with us and experience LITTLE CLIFF'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
SUBJECTS:     First day of school -- Fiction
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Fear -- Fiction.
                        Great-grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        African American children -- Fiction.


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