This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration

By WOODSON, Jacqueline

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ISBN
978-0-399-23986-1
Publisher
Penguin Nancy Paulsen Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grade 4

K-Gr 3—A utilitarian rope-now a toy, now a clothesline, now a fastening cord-ties together this lyrical multigenerational story of one family's experience leaving the South for greater opportunities up North. Woodson's text and Ransome's warm, lived-in oils begin in the sweet expanse of South Carolina, the rich rural landscape contrasted with the busy, populous images of the family's new stone-and-concrete neighborhood in Brooklyn. Every page turn reveals the titular phrase a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2013

"This is the rope my grandmother found / beneath an old tree / a long time ago / back home in South Carolina." The narrator's grandmother first uses it as her skipping rope. Later, she migrates north to Brooklyn as a young woman with her own family, and the rope is used in many other ways: to help tie their belongings to the top of their car, as a clothesline for laundry, as a cord for a pull toy, etc. But in each succeeding generation, one little girl uses it as skipp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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