Pink and Say

Pink and Say

Book - 1994
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Penguin Putnam
When Sheldon Russell Curtis told this story to his daughter, Rosa, she kept every word in her heart and was to retell it many times.
     I will tell it in Sheldon's own words as nearly as I can.

He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when Pinkus found him. Pinkus' skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy, and he picked him up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier's mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived. She had soft, gentle hands and cared for him and her Pink.

But the two boys were putting her in danger, two Union soldiers in Confederate territory! They had to get back to their outfits. Scared and uncertain, the boys were faced with a hard decision, and then marauding Confederate troops rode in.

In this Civil War story passed from great-grandfather to grandmother, to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco once again celebrates the shared humanity of the peoples of this world.

Baker & Taylor
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.

Baker
& Taylor

Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a Black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.
In a true story, Pinkus Aylee, a black Union soldier, finds Sheldon Curtis left for dead and carries him home to be tended by his mother, but when the two boys attempt to rejoin the Union troops, they are captured and sent to Andersonville Prison.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books ; Scholastic, 1994
ISBN: 9780399226717
0399226710
9780590630993
0590630997
9780590542104
0590542109
9780329041984
0329041983
Branch Call Number: jE POL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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SoftFire
May 26, 2015

I was a third grader the first time this book came into my hands. The last moment when Pink asks to "touch the hand that touched the hand of Mr. Lincoln" has stayed with me ever since. This story is very touching and powerful.

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muffinpopcorn
May 11, 2014

In this Civil War story passed from great -grandfather to grandmother , to son , and finally to Patricia Polacco herself . Polacco once again
writes about shared humanity of the peoples of this world. Very touching and just love her books. She is a great writer and illustrator . The exert at the back of the book is also very enlightening of the truth and outcome of this sad but yet uplifting story .

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

Very powerful. I'm loving Patricia Polacco more and more lately.

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Joyce35
Apr 12, 2013

This is a great picture book for anyone learning about the Civil War. It brought me to tears.

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