Pies From Nowhere Book Companion: Black History Month Activities

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Perfect for Black History Month, this literature guide for the picture book Pies From Nowhere introduces students to Georgia Gilmore, a hidden figure of the civil rights movement and how she helped sustain the Montgomery Bus Boycott by selling pies and cakes. Great for Guided Reading, independent or small group work, reading response, or in a center. Use it with Gr. 2-4 and homeschool.


** Comprehension Question Cards for the included biography – great for literature circles!

  • Vocabulary cards and matching definitions,
  • Characterization activities - I Am Poem, Character foldable,
  • Summarization Activity – Someone Wanted But So
  • The Important Thing About Georgia Gilmore – determining importance. This activity is modeled after the book The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Venn Diagrams where students compare themselves to Georgia Gilmore. Includes boy and girl versions with and without lines.
  • Theme activity
  • Analyze a quote activity
  • Writing Activities
  • Analysis of the historical marker at Georgia Gilmore's home in Montgomery, Alabama


  • Use in Guided Reading
  • Small Group
  • Independent Study



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Total Pages
45 pages
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