MOVING NORTH by Monica Halpern

MOVING NORTH

African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

This new entry in the Crossroads America nonfiction series opens with a question: “Why would someone want to leave everything that was familiar and move to a distant place?” The rest of the volume answers that question, showing why the North attracted African-Americans and demonstrating the effects of the migration on the migrants and the cities they moved to. Quotations from several writers, including Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson and W.E.B. DuBois, are liberally sprinkled throughout the text. Paintings by Jacob Lawrence, well-selected photographs, maps and charts all contribute to a handsome, accessible history for young readers. A glossary is provided but no bibliography and no guide to other resources for young readers. All in all, though, a fine introduction for readers new to the subject. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 27th, 2005
ISBN: 0-7922-8278-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: National Geographic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2005




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