Granddaddy's Turn

By Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
Illustrated by James E. Ransome

Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.

Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn’t a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what’s coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening—and sure enough, everyone is lined up at the town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can’t come soon enough? This powerful and touching true-life story shares one boy’s perspective of growing up in the segregated South, while beautiful illustrations depict the rural setting in tender detail.

  • From the award-winning authors of White Water comes another moving tale of growing up in the Civil Rights-era south, based on the real-life experience of author Michael Bandy.
  • Features the vivid pallete and moving illustrations of Coretta Scott King winner James Ransome.
  • Provides a unique and highly moving child's perspective on voting rights discrimination and racism with touching honesty.

About the author

Michael S. Bandy is the co-author, with Eric Stein, of White Water, which was adapted into a screenplay that won a Bill Cosby Screenwriting Fellowship. He lives in Los Angeles. Eric Stein is the co-author, with Michael S. Bandy, of White Water has written for the children’s TV series Star Street. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

About the illustrator

James E. Ransome is the illustrator of many books for children, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Let My People Go, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner The Creation. James E. Ransome lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

ISBN: 9780763665937
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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