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Princess and the Peas by Rachel Himes
This retelling of the classic tale is set in Charleston County, South Carolina in the mid-1950s. Ma Sally is the best cook around, and when it is time from her son to marry, she devises a contest to see who can cook the best black-eyed peas.
Reading age : 5 – 8 years
Publisher : Charlesbridge; Illustrated edition (April 11, 2017)
ISBN-10 : 1580897185
ISBN-13 : 978-1580897181
Carolina Shout! by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Bernie Fuchs
Young Delia listens to the songs and shouts of pre-WWII street vendors in Charleston, South Carolina. Out of print and hard to find.
- Age Range: 7 and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Dial; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
- ISBN-10: 0803716761
- ISBN-13: 978-0803716766
The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O’Connor (2012)
Popeye thinks things are pretty slow in Fayette, South Carolina until Elvis Jewell and his family show up.
- Reading age : 8 – 12 years
- Publisher : Square Fish; Reprint edition (January 4, 2011)
- ISBN-10 : 0312659326
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312659325
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Duane Smith
Born into slavery in South Carolina, young Robert Smalls worked his way up to the esteemed position as a wheelman on a wooden steamboat named the Planter that carried supplies for the Confederate army. With patience and ingenuity, he developed a plan to take his family on the boat and make a daring run for freedom. Would it work?
- Age Range: 8 – 11 years
- Publisher: Lee & Low Books (February 25, 2020)
- ISBN-10: 1643790161
- ISBN-13: 978-1643790169
Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne F. Rockwell and illustrated by Colin Bootman
Starting in the late 1800s, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins gave some beat up old musical instruments to a group of orphans. The rest is musical magic.
- Age Range: 7 – 10 years
- Grade Level: 2 – 5
- Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (November 1, 2013)
- ISBN-10: 0761355650
- ISBN-13: 978-0761355656
P Is For Palmetto: A South Carolina Alphabet by Carol Crane and illustrated by Mary Whyte
Beautifully illustrated alphabet book full of the history and facts about South Carolina.
- Age Range: 6 – 9 years
- Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; First Edition edition (October 11, 2002)
- ISBN-10: 1585360473
- ISBN-13: 978-1585360475
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