Goin' Someplace Special is a lovely and mature picture book that may be perfect for the middle school child who needs rich content at a manageable reading level. This is a story of Jim Crow in the 1950's. In the full-page author's note, Patricia C. McKissack writes, "This is my story...taken from my own childhood growing up in Nashville, Tennessee...in the late 1950's, Nashville's public library board of directors quietly voted to integrate all their facilities...I was almost twelve when my parents trusted me to make the trek to the library by myself." Andrew Carnegie knew that "reading is the doorway to freedom." A dialect of English is carefully preserved in the text. This lesson is 15 pages: 18 questions, a glossary, and answer key.