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Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation (Volume 1)

Narrated by: Katina Rankin
Length: 9 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Triumph Can Come From Tragedy: Teaching Children a Lesson in Social Justice 

Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation is an immersive, thought-provoking story about a family passing on the legacy of the civil rights movement by learning about a 14-year-old boy who was murdered for whistling at a woman. The author gently but boldly diverges a story from Mississippi's once racial, hatred-filled atmosphere to create her first in a series of children's civil rights books set in the Magnolia State. Longtime devotees of the author's playful children's book that dispels rumors and misnomers about Mississippi - Up North, Down South: City Folk Meet Country Folk - and new fans of this rip-roaring brand of children's story: Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation - real, raw, yet hopeful and encouraging - join together in praise as this proven writer breaks into a new space. 

Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation opens in a home in rural Mississippi with Renee King, a curious fifth grade girl with a book in her hand, asking her mother, Tonya, "Mommy, what's wrong with his face?" Careful not to stir up racial tension, Tonya calls the entire family into the living room to have a teachable moment of morality, social equality, and optimism. 

The idea for Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation came as Rankin covered a number of civil rights stories and couldn't shake the historical relevance in today's political climate. The first line of the book - "Mommy, what's wrong his face?" - sat in the back of Rankin's mind for nearly a year before a trip back home to Mississippi gave her the perfect setting for telling the story in an age-appropriate manner for middle school students. In the book, the back dirt roads and the loving atmosphere of her mother's home provides the backdrop for a disturbing tale of deception but leaves you with a sense of hope and that one day justice will be attainable.

©2018 Katina Rankin (P)2018 Katina Rankin

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Katina Rankin Has Done It Again !

A stellar audio read to a truly thought provoking book that has the power to shape the next generation of thinkers and doers. Praise to Katina Rankin for a job well done !