Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
published in 1993


Appropriate age:
Young Adult (age 15-18)
Reading level:
Grade 6
Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
Cultures: African American, Americas, United States
Subjects: History, Racism, War, Women


Eloise Greenfield'Three [African-American] women---grandmother, mother, daughter---recall significant aspects of their respective childhoods [from the 1800s through the 1950s]. The effect is poignant and moving [as familiar patterns develop]: household chores, school life and socials, encounters with prejudice, love of family, pride of heritage.' ---H. Notable 1979 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 1980 Carter G. Woodson Outstanding Merit Book (NCSS) 1979 Children's Book Show (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Children's Books of 1979 (Library of Congress)