Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Picture Book Review: The Pullman Porter

Children and adults under the age of 40 have forgotten about the Pullman Porter.
This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history. Porters worked in early train cars and because they traveled the country and learned much, many Pullman porters became leaders back in their home communities. They would read newspapers, listen to conversations, talk among each other and see the transitions rapidly changing the country in the decades after the Civil War. He eventually landed at the forefront of the civil rights movement.

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5 Stars

I highly recommend The Pullman Porter for preschoolers and elementary aged children. It outlines the history of the Pullman Porter including the services they performed and stark conditions of the job. It then nicely transitions to the Pullman Porter's role in the civil rights movement. The illustrations are inspiring and augment the history beautifully.

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