This seemingly simple read-aloud to introduce young readers to the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act achieves complexity in its images.
A visually detailed tale of patience and delayed triumph that highlights an important aspect of history.
—School Library Journal
The plainspoken text offers a slice-of-life example of the injustices endured by African Americans during the mid-twentieth-century.
—The Horn Book
Bandy and Stein succinctly explore a close family bond, set against historical injustice. Ransome’s emotive watercolors strongly convey the grandfather’s dignity and Michael’s quiet pride as he reaches a milestone that was kept from his forebear.
This engaging picture book demonstrates how the legal right to vote was derailed for many African
Americans in the mid-twentieth century…Ransome’s beautiful, lifelike watercolors show important,
accurate period details, and the faces of onlookers telegraph the prevailing attitudes of the time.