Big Papa and the Time Machine

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Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me!) that follows a grandfather and grandson who travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford.

A little boy who lives with his grandpa isn’t reprimanded for being afraid to go to school one day. Instead, Big Papa takes him away in his time machine—a 1952 Ford—back to all of the times when he, himself, was scared of something life was handing him.

Full of heartfelt moments and thrilling magical realism, Big Papa and the Time Machine speaks to the African American experience in a touching dialogue between two family members from different generations, and emerges as a voice that shares history and asks questions about one family’s experience in 20th-century black America.

“Wasn’t you scared?”

“Oh, I was scared,” Big Papa said. “Sometimes you gotta walk with giants if you ever gonna know what you made of. That’s called being brave.”---from the publisher

40 pages                         978-0062463319                           Ages 4-8

Keywords:  grandfather, magical realism, African American, African American author, family, 20th century, bravery, finding yourself, time travel, relationship,  history, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, heritage, diversity, diverse books, American history, education, Social Studies Curriculum

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