A Bronzeville Story

Elementary: Grades 3–4


It's 1949 when eleven-year-old Penny arrives in Bronzeville, Chicago's famous African American neighborhood. As part of the Great Migration, she and her family have left Mississippi to start a new life in the North. Luckily, Uncle Obie is already in Bronzeville to lend a helping hand and lots of encouragement. Cousin Lurlene, however, is just the opposite. Read more to find out how Penny reacts when Lurlene begins to hint about race problems in the big city.

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