What to Read After… Look Up! 20/09/21
Publisher: Knights Of
When Scoob’s grandma – G’ma – invites him to join her on an adventure in her brand-new campervan, obviously he says yes.
As they watch Alabama drift past from the comfort of the van, G’ma reveals they’re going to retrace the steps of a road trip she took with his grandpa fifty years ago. Back then, things in America were very different, especially for black people, and people were not very accepting of G’ma and G’pop’s mixed relationship.
Now, Scoob’s in charge of G’ma’s old map, marked up with all the places G’ma wanted to visit before, like the highest mountain in Alabama and the church where Martin Luther King held gatherings. Scoob loves hanging out with G’ma and hearing her stories, but it quickly becomes clear this is not just any road trip: she’s on a mission to right a wrong from her past. And as he learns more about both his grandpa – and G’ma too – Scoob can’t help questioning everything he thought he knew about his family history.
With adventure, drama and mystery, this is a road trip like no other. A satisfying, timeless read about a family’s history which intersects with the American civil rights movement, and reminds readers of the long-lasting impact of racism and intolerance.