Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's
Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's is a memoir by Sunny Nash about life during the Civil Rights Movement. It was chosen as an Association of American University Presses Book for Understanding U.S. Race Relations. The book was also recommended by the Miami-Dade Public Library System for Native American Collections.
The book, still in print and collected worldwide, consists of a collection of articles from Nash's newspaper column in The Houston Chronicle (Sunday Edition of Texas Magazine in the State Lines Section).[clarification needed]
A selection from Nash's column, "A Mission Completed For Doll," was published in the collection State Lines, edited by Ken Hammond, illustrated by Rolf Laub, with a foreword by Leon Hale. The selection was also published in Nash's book.
The book was included in The Writers Harvest: The National Reading to Benefit Hunger and Poverty.
The Library Journal recommended Bigmama for black studies or Texas history collections, writing, "Nash tells a story of the wrongs of racial prejudice..." and the School Library Journal wrote, "Young people will learn a lot from this book."
Glencoe literature: the reader's choice explained, "Edgar Gabriel Silex and Sunny Nash honor grandparents whose dignity inspired them..."
- "Nonfiction Book Review: Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's by Sunny Nash". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- McLELLAN, DENNIS (18 May 1997). "Fierce Pride in Her Bigmama". Retrieved 23 July 2017 – via LA Times.
- "Books for Understanding: Race Relations in the U.S." www.booksforunderstanding.org. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- Nash, Sunny (23 July 1996). "Bigmama didn't shop at Woolworth's". College Station : Texas A&M University Press. Retrieved 23 July 2017 – via Trove.
- "State Lines: A song of his own making". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- "State Lines by Ken Hammond: Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX 9780890965627 Soft Cover, First Edition. - Texas Star Books". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- "Illustrations from Houston Chronicle featured at Fondren exhibit". news.rice.edu. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- "State Lines - Texas A&M University Consortium Press". www.tamupress.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- "Bigmama didn't shop at Woolworth's". Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
- Glencoe/Mcgraw-Hill (2001). Glencoe literature: The reader's choice. ISBN 9780028179353.
- "Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. July 29, 1996. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
What Nash does best is open a window on a neighborhood where heroism was often a matter of just getting by.
- Lasch-Quinn, Elisabeth (September 22, 1998). "Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's (Review)". Mississippi Quarterly. Archived from the original on July 2, 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
- Melody Graulich (June 2015). "Spatial Injustice, Texas-Style: Why Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's". The Western Journal of Black Studies. Washington State University Press. 39 (2): 114–124. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
- Dennis McLellan (May 20, 1997). "Lessons From Candy Hill". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
"Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's" (Texas A & M University Press, 1997) is a collection of true-life stories--64 nostalgic vignettes ranging from two to five pages--that Nash wrote for Black Consciousness, a newspaper syndicate.