Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919

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  • Title: Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919
  • Author: Patricia C. McKissack
  • ISBN: 9780439529112
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919

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Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919

About “Patricia C. McKissack

  • Patricia C. McKissack

    Patricia C McKissack was the Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award winning author of The Dark Thirty and Porch Lies an ALA Notable Book She collaborated with Jerry Pinkney on Goin Someplace Special Coretta Scott King Award winner and Mirandy and Brother Wind Coretta Scott King Award winner and Caldecott Honor Book.



877 thoughts on “Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919

  • This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today s generations seem to recall when they learn through other people pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc , so what better way to teach history than through someone else s perspective Yes, authentic diaries would be better , but would the language really hold the modern student s attention Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history Probably not.


  • It is with great hesitatation that eleven year old Nellie Lee Love begins her new diary on New Year s Day, 1919 The diary was an unwanted Christmas present from her mother that she doubts she will use much But Nellie grows to like writing in the diary The entries early on describe her family s fairly idyllic life in the small town of Bradford Corners, Tennessee Nellie s best friend is her older sister, Erma Jean, who s just ten months older than her There s Mama and Daddy, Nellie s grandparents, [...]


  • Finished my goal of reading all 36 original Dear America books I was really looking forward to this one, but it wasn t as emotionally engaging or as historically interesting as some of the better Dear America books And I don t think that s because the era was less exciting I think the author just didn t capitalize on all the details like she could have I didn t feel as though I were there, experiencing things along with the characters Also, the ending seemed rather hasty and artificially wrapped [...]


  • This book shows the struggles that many African Americans encountered during the 1900s ranging from casual racism like the preference of lighter skin to full out violence and lynching This book was very interesting and the family ties that bind this family together are very moving and show how they were willing to uproot themselves just for the chance to live in safety and with the respect they deserved Another excellent Dear America book.


  • This book taught me about colorism and just had an honest conversation about race relations in America that I didn t see being spoken about openly in school or in public until I was at least 14 Up until then, it was all I m colorblind or racism is dead , which clearly it s not It was so refreshing to have a story just be honest about this issue while also being a very good story within itself that had to it than dealing with racial issues However, this book really brought my interest in this su [...]


  • I gave this series to my daughter and niece when they were little girls, but I never took the time to read them Today I picked it up and read my first one I loved Nellie s musings, her experiences and her view of her world, Tennessee circa 1919 The series tells of the family s amazing journey, migrating up to the north Nellie s writing is inspired by her love of her family, the strife of the Black community meaning the moneyed and the impoverished, then there s her experiences and encounters wit [...]


  • Oh, I enjoyed this book so much It covers so many deep issues leaving home, family, identity with real grace and without being too heavy for middle grade fiction It s a wonderful depiction of family, and although I think I would have enjoyed a bit focus on the riots themselves, it s still definitely worth reading For my full recap and review including spoilers, check out Young Adult Historical Vault yahistoricalvault 2016 08




  • Sad times for this family It was amazing how Erma s voice came back as well as the death of the uncle unfolded This overall was a interesting historical read I enjoyed it


  • Nellie lee love is a African American girl who lives with her mom, dad, sister and grandmother and grandfather who moved north to Chicago for a better life Her and her family are hoping to get the opportunities of the cities However, Nellie had to leave her grandparents and hometown in Tennessee I liked this book a lot and I would recommend it to people who loved historical fiction.


  • Eleven year old Nellie Lee Love is the light skinned sister and confidant to her darker and 10 months older sister, Erma Jean In the spring of 1919 when their uncle s murder is covered up, Erma Jean becomes unable to speak and is sent north to Chicago to see if physicians can cure her hysteria Soon afterwards their father decides that Chicago would offer opportunities for a Colored family than Tennessee and the family moves north.This upper elementary school book by Patricia McKissack, is a par [...]


  • Color Me Dark North Migration 0 590 51159 9The year is 1919, and African American soldiers are finally returning home from the war These brave, strong, patriotic young men are, however, increasingly not reaching their homes, but are rather turning up dead in suspicious circumstances circumstances that the white authorities consistently rule as accidental, despite all evidence and eye witness to the contrary After her uncle is murdered for being a soldier, and her brother is too frightened to com [...]


  • The title of this book is Color Me Dark by Patricia C McKissack The main characters in this book are Nellie Lee Love her big sister Erma Jean Love The setting of this book took place in two places For the first half it took place in Bradford, the second half of the book took place in Illinois In 1915 Nellie Lee and her big sister received a diary from their mom on Christmas Nellie didn t like to write so she put her diary away She put it away until New Years day in the year of 1919 In 1919 WW1 e [...]


  • Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading VGenre Historical FictionMain Characters Nellie Lee, Erma Jean, Mr Love Erma s father Setting The setting starts of in Bradford Corners, Tennessee, and then the family moves to Chicago, Illinois in 1919 POV The point of view is from Nellie Lee s journal.Nellie Lee is growing up in Tennessee during a time of racial conflict, segregation, and prejudice Once her uncle Pace is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in her hometown, her family decides it is time to move to Chicag [...]


  • Grades 6th to 8thGenre Historical Fiction Main Characters Nellie Lee, Erma Jean, Mr Love Erma s father Setting The setting starts of in Bradford Corners, Tennessee, and then the family moves to Chicago, Illinois in 1919 POV The point of view is from Nellie Lee s journal.Nellie Lee is growing up in Tennessee during a time of racial conflict, segregation, and prejudice Once her uncle Pace is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in her hometown, her family decides it is time to move to Chicago where it is [...]


  • Nellie Lee Love is an 11 year old African American girl living in the rural South at the end of World War I In a year of tumultuous change, victory, and tragedy, she records her thoughts and feelings in a diary given her by her mother After the white racism in their town becomes too brutally overt to ignore, Nellie and her family pack up and move to Chicago Delighted with the seemingly endless opportunities in the big city, Nellie is blindsided by the insidious forms of prejudice that northerne [...]


  • This book is about a eleven year old Nellie Lee Love begins her new diary on New Year s Day, 1919 The diary was an unwanted Christmas present from her mother that she doubts she will use much But Nellie grows to like writing in the diary The entries early on describe her family s fairly idyllic life in the small town of Bradford Corners, Tennessee Nellie s best friend is her older sister, Erma Jean, who s just ten months older than her There s Mama and Daddy, Nellie s grandparents, Papa Till and [...]


  • Grade Level 6 8Main Characters Nellie Lee Love, Erma Jean Love, Daddy, Mama, Uncle PaceSetting Bradford Corners, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois 1919 POV First personSummary This novel is told through diary entries by an eleven year old, Nellie Lee Love, about the Love family during the Great Migration in 1919 The Love family originally lived in the Bradford Corners, Tennessee Their Uncle Pace was in a terrible accident, and ever since Erma Jean couldn t speak Soon after the Love family moved to [...]


  • Nellie Lee s family was a successful black family in Tennessee, owning their own funeral home But following WWI, racial tensions seemed to grow in the South as many black soldiers returned home Hate groups, such as the KKK, thought that these returning soldiers thought too highly of themselves and the amount of violence against blacks increased dramatically Belonging to organizations such as the NAACP was also very dangerous for southern blacks After Nellie Lee s uncle is killed, her family deci [...]


  • This is another book from the Dear America Series It is the Journal of an eleven year old, Black girl named Nellie Lee Love Her family lives in a small town in Tennessee The story describes the stresses of race relations in 1919 At that time, beating and lynching Blacks were commonplace in the South a time when there was no law against that behavior It was a time when Whites commonly beat or lynched Black veterans of WWI presumably to put them in their place Nellie s Uncle Pace, a veteran, was b [...]


  • The book takes place in 1919, with the main character being Nellie Lee Love, an eleven year old girl She and her family live above the funeral parlor which they own.The book deals with two kinds of prejudice The most obvious one is white prejudice against blacks Nellie starts out the book living in Tennessee, and there s a lot of KKK type violence that takes place An uncle of hers is killed after being severely beaten, but the local sheriff tries to pass it off as some kind of accident.Her famil [...]


  • WWI ended in November of 1918 About 370,000 young black men were soldiers and officers who fought valiantly in many well known European Battles In Europe, they were recognized as American Liberators, and there was no difference between black and white Like all soldiers, they were eager to settle back into home and family What they did not know was racist groups like KKK had begun to fear these returning black soldiers KKK preached fear, force, and violence By the end of 1918, 63 had been lynched [...]


  • This book was one of my favorites from the series, and one that I can read over and over again I loved Nellie s voice and her protectiveness of her darker older sister, Erma Jean Nellie doesn t understand why people treat lighter skinned African Americans better than those with darker skin, an issue that still remains today Her phrase, Color me dark, when people compliment her on her lighter skin is inspiring, especially in a child of eleven Color Me Dark offers a realistic albeit a tiny bit gra [...]


  • I enjoyed this book so much I remember it being such an easy read, and my little girl has read it as well Historical journey of a young girl living in Chicago I was born in Chicago and could begin to understand my own grandmother s journey through the writings of this girl One of my favorite parts was the jumprope songs for years I always imagined that those songs were newly made Same songs we sang in my childhood Tragedy struck for this family that gave a reality point of view that lynchings an [...]


  • This is a dairy of Nellie Lee s life during 1919 Nellie is an 11 year old African American who lives in the south with her family Her family owns a funeral home One day Nellie s uncle Pace died on his way home from the army Nellie s aunt said the train killed him but Nellie and her family do not believe it They believe that uncle Pace got lynched or murdered Nellie s sister was shocked by her uncle s death and she could not speak for a while Her father takes her to Chicago to see the doctor Afte [...]


  • I would love to read other books in this Dear America series Regrettably, I ve never heard of the series before I just happened to be looking through the books at the school library and the title drew me It was every informative and I especially love the lessons learnt on Black American history Here s an excerpt that I liked Not only will women get the right to vote, I daresay a woman perhaps a black woman will be governor, mayor, representative or even a senator in the United States Congress on [...]


  • I read this book with a group of 6th grade children We read the book aloud, taking turns reading the various entries They absolutely loved the book Everyday, they wanted to read This book has inspired struggling readers to want to read All of them have asked, What are we going to read next When children are provided with topics that they can relate to, they become immersed in the text Not only have they been inspired to read, they have been inspired to research Many of them now want to know abo [...]


  • I found this book interesting, as while I ve been to Chicago many times, I do not know a lot about its history, especially for Blacks in the early 1900s I also learned about the lynchings and race issues that were a huge deal for soldiers coming back from WWI I honestly didn t even know we sent Black soldiers to fight in that war Something my history classes left out for sure I am appalled that this happened in my won country only 100 years ago Something else I noticed is the people thinking the [...]


  • This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in the history of African American people It s a very innocent interpretation of life during the early 1900 s that begins in South America and ends in the North This book gives accurate accounts of the trials and tribulations of African American families It also portrays the strength, determination, and values of African Americans during trying times This book is an valuable tool to explore a time in history that should never be forgotten and [...]


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