These Hands

Title

These Hands

Illustrator

Floyd Cooper

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780547215662

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD490L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice; civil rights

Main Character

adult male; male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2012, Highly Commended
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Golden Kite Award, 2012, Honor Book, Picture Book

Keywords

grandfathers; hands; activism; bread; factory; shoes; piano; worker's union

Diversity Impact

direct

These Hands

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