All Aboard the Schooltrain: A Little Story from the Great Migration

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“A vivid evocation of place and era rolling solidly on a bed of timeless values.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A child-friendly picture book introducing the Great Migration.” — Booklist, starred review

* “This child’s view of the Great Migration begins with Thelma, a Black third grader living in Vacherie, La., watching trains pass by. One train, the Sunset Limited, is headed for California, where the child’s uncle fled when “a man named Jim Crow had made trouble.” Morris’s digitally collaged tissue paper illustrations foreground figures and wide-open landscapes, and Armand, who draws on personal history, lends the meandering feel of family stories to this portrait of a historical moment. –Publishers Weekly, starred review