Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice; civil rights
adult male; male child
Black (African American)
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2012, Highly Commended
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Golden Kite Award, 2012, Honor Book, Picture Book
grandfathers; hands; activism; bread; factory; shoes; piano; worker's union
Mason, Margaret H., "These Hands" (2011). Diverse Families. 1879.