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Leon's story / Leon Tillage, with pictures by Susan L. Roth.

By: Tillage, Leon Walter, 1936-.
Contributor(s): Roth, Susan L [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: 107 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 0374343799; 9780374343798.Subject(s): Tillage, Leon Walter, 1936- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Fuquay-Varina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | North Carolina -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Fuquay-Varina (N.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 975.6/55 | B Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998.Summary: The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.
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CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
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975.6 T5744LE (Browse shelf) Available 0000001342476

The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.

ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998.

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Gr 4 Up-Tillage, the son of North Carolina sharecroppers, looks back on his experience of growing up black in the Jim Crow South. Told in simple, straightforward language, this heart-wrenching memoir was transcribed from taped recordings of Tillage's spoken story and edited with his assistance and consent. Striking black-and-white collage designs separate chapters. Audio version available from Recorded Books. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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