White Socks Only

White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman and illustrated by Tyrone Geter is about a young girl living in the segregated south. This book does a great job showing what serration looked like to children just learning about it for the first time. You learn along with the main character who at first doesn’t understand what “Whites Only” means and thinks it means she can only drink from the drinking fountain in her white socks. This story is about courage and overcoming hate, and is a remarkable and inspiring tale.

This is a very important story about race, segregation, and history. This story allows readers to think about our history and its relation to race. I would recommend this story to all ages but especially to young children around 4-years and older.


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