Gettin' Through Thursday

Title

Gettin' Through Thursday

Authors

Melrose Cooper

Illustrator

Nneka Bennett

Publisher

Lee & Low

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9781880000670

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

On Thursdays, the day before payday, spirits are as low as provisions. Thursday is also the day report cards arrive, and Andre is excited and proud of his grades, but he's also worried because Mama has promised a party for any child who makes the honor roll. How will she throw a party when report card day falls on Thursday?

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

680L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Poverty; Single Parent; single mother; living in poverty; impoverished family; financial hardship; poor

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Five to Nine Today

Keywords

payday; library; report card; laughter; pride; accomplishment; gratitude; cake; party; imagination

Diversity Impact

direct

Gettin' Through Thursday

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