Joseph's grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds. But at one time, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread Factory. In the 1950s and 60s, factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by Grandpa's hands, or the hands of any other African American worker. And so, Joseph learns how those workers joined hands and raised their voices so that one day their hands could do anything. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Margaret H. Mason learned about the Detroit Wonder Bread factory's discriminatory policies from an old friend and Bakers Union stalwart. Visit her website at www.margarethmason.com. Floyd Cooper has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Visit his website atwww.floydcooper.com.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2015