This is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration
A little girl from South Carolina finds a rope under a tree. Little does she know that that rope will be passed down from generation to generation in her family. The rope is used many times by the little girl for skipping. As the family moves north as part of The Great Migration, the rope is used to tie suitcases on top of the car they drive to New York City. Decades later, the rope is used at a family reunion where the little girl is now a grandmother. Ransome's beautiful oil paintings illustrate this story that is rich in history.
Note: For more information on The Great Migration, visit my post from April 9, 2012 at: http://alinefromlinda.blogspot.ca/2012/04/warmth-of-other-suns.html.