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  • Published: New York : Philomel Books, 1994.
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Description: 1 v.(unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 590

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0399226710 :


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Pink and Say

by Polacco, Patricia.

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Call number: J Fiction / Polacco, Patricia

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

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Youth level.

Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.

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Pink and Say

A powerful story about interracial friendship during the Civil War. Say, who is white and poor, tells how he is rescued by Pinkus (Pink). Pink and his mother nurse Say back to health, and Pink teaches his friend to read. The two boys are Union soldiers in Confederate territory. Eventually they are captured and Pink is hanged within hours of their capture. Say keeps the memory of Pink alive and passes the story down to younger generations. As with many of Polacco's book, this one is difficult to read aloud without crying.


Awesome book about love for one another



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