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A Good Read: The Colored Car

Issue #1

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In 1937, Patsy Ford was a happy African-American girl. She enjoyed taking care of her three younger sisters. She liked helping her mother in the kitchen too. Then Patsy and her family took a trip to Tennessee to visit her grandmother. Patsy’s life changed forever after that trip. The Colored Car by Jean Alicia Elster tells the story of how Patsy comes face to face with segregation (se-gri-gay-shun), or keeping black people and white people apart.

Book cover of The Colored Car.