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Granddaddy's Turn
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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A young boy witnesses his proud, hardworking grandfather dress in his best suit and go to town so that he can vote for the first time.
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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

“It didn't seem to bother my granddaddy, though. He said, 'Patience, son. Takes patience to get what you've got coming to you!' “

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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

I would use this book in my classroom because it tells a story about the battle that blacks faced and it would help all of my students understand diversity and the struggles that many people faced in the past. It's an easy story to comprehend and listen to although the moral of the story is a large subject that can be emotional.

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ds111717
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein. Tells the story about a grandfather who is black and couldn't vote, although blacks were now allowed to at this time, he couldn't read and so the man at the ballot box office told him no he couldn't vote. This story is interesting in its own right and balances with facts with fiction. The story is accurate considering the time era and it's authentic.

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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

“With his picture in my hand, I put my ballot in the box, smiled, and said to myself, '' Now it‘s granddaddy's turn”

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Lf196117
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

I would for sure read this book to my class. This book is centered around the child allowing students to relate to him, but tell a bigger story than him.

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Lf196117
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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I‘m not one to ever cry from a book, but this book made me very emotional. This book did a really great job telling the story of the struggles African Americans had to experience trying to vote. Grand daddy waited his whole life to vote and couldn‘t actually do it when it was legal for him. This story has an author‘s note at the end that speaks of the struggles African Americans had to go through to struggle.

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sarabellini
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

When we finally got to the front of the line, my granddaddy proudly signed a paper and was handed a ballot. He clutched the ballot to his chest and said, “Son, this is the happiest day of my life.“

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sarabellini
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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I liked the book's beautiful illustrations that depict the rural settings in great detail.

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sarabellini
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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This book demonstrates how difficult life was for African Americans even after they started to gain more rights. The book specifically talks about the right to vote. A young boy, Michael, introduces his granddaddy and the relationship that they share. This book is powerful and a true-life story that shares a boy's perspective of growing up in the segregated South.

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Allierd22
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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“I‘m voting today sir, my Granddaddy replied. The deputy got out a big, thick book and slammed it on the table. “Can you read this, Uncle?” My granddaddy just started at the pages and shook his head. “No sir I can‘t.” “Well, uncle if you can‘t read this, then you can‘t vote.”

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Allierd22
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

I would love to have this book in my classroom one day. It is a great book to open up to a history lesson on the Civil Rights Movement. Children would be entertained by this book and the images are beautiful. It is an important piece of history that we need to teach our students

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Allierd22
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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Granddaddy‘s Turn: Published in 2015 is a book based on the 1950‘s and 60‘s civil rights movement which was pushing for Blacks to be able to vote. This was a very heartfelt story about a Grandpa and his grandson who went to the voting polls and he was told he could not vote. Then one day, his grandson voted in his honor. It really was a great story and spot on to the way our country treated people of color back in those times

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mack2799
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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mack2799
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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This historical fiction book is about the long road and journey for a person not of white descent finally achieving the right to vote. It was something that touched and effected many in history. This book is good at keeping history correct and blending it well with the fictional story plot. It also accurately portrays the build of respect a man deserves to do something like voting!

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mack2799
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein

This book is good because it encourages children of all backgrounds to understand a bit of how life might‘ve been for them back then. They are able to draw comparisons from then to now and understand what a role this history has played in their lives!

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CassidyCantrell
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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Granddaddy is in the picture frame .. it‘s “his trip to the ballot box” since he never got to votw

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CassidyCantrell
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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Good book for 2nd & 3rd grade.

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CassidyCantrell
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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This would be a great book to read when learning about voting in the younger classrooms. How honorable it is in today‘s world to be able to vote no matter your gender or race.

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keyleannhawk1
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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“With his picture in my hand, I put my ballot in the box, smiled, and said to myself, Now it‘s Granddaddy‘s turn.”

I love this!! The grandfather always pushed patience as an important thing in this young mans life and now the time had finally come for him to honor his grandfather the best way he knew how!

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keyleannhawk1
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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This part made my blood boil because I could tell how important voting was to him and even though he was doing nothing wrong and he was allowed to vote, still his rights were taken from him.

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keyleannhawk1
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein
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Published in 2015, this historical fiction book sheds light on the racial segregation in the United States. This story accurately reflects the values and spirit of the time by showing an African American mans desire to vote and that privilege being taken from him by a white police officer who in those times did not agree with that choice. It was an inspiring story that was authentic in regard to the background and time period.