Clean Getaway

Clean Getaway

eBook - 2020
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.
Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either.
Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home.

What Not to Bring:
A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs. Even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual.

Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with this New York Times bestseller and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included.

"Truly a delight." -Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Newbery Medal winner Bud, Not Buddy
Publisher: Crown Pub., 2020
ISBN: 9781984892997
1984892991
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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SFPL_Kids Jun 10, 2020

Scoob’s grandmother has always been odd, but she's acting even stranger than usual when she takes Scoob on a mysterious quest through the American South. Fasten your seatbelts, because it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Eleven-year-old William takes a road trip through the South with his white grandmother using the Green Book (a safe guide for black people and interracial couples in the Civil Rights era) and learns about history, progress, and family.


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darladoodles
Feb 04, 2020

I was reading this while my family was embarking on a trip of our own, so I was in a road trip state of mind. This new middle grade novel by Nic Stone will have wide appeal. Most readers will be able to relate to our hero and the inter-generational dilemmas he experiences. Using the green book as a destination determination device will help kids learn more about the era where this book was a necessity for travel. Would be a great book to utilize to discuss this era of our history as well as other race-related issues. I enjoyed being along for the ride and wish I could meet G'ma.

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