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This Promise Of Change: One Girl's Story In The Fight For School Equality

ISBN-10: 1681198525
ISBN-13: 9781681198521
Author: Boyce, Jo Ann Allen and Debbie Levy
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: January 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 1000L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

In 1956, a year before the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, 14 year old Jo Ann Allen made history when she and 11 other black students in Clinton, Tennessee integrated a public high school. As outside protesters arrived, tensions rose and neighbor turned against neighbor. Soon even the students themselves wondered if they should just return to their old school. Jo Ann wanted everything a girl her age should be able to have: friendships, an education, and time to daydream about her crush--but instead, she was thrust into national spotlight as a spokesperson for the cause. This nonfiction in verse, the first children?s book about a forgotten moment in history, is based on Jo Ann?s experience as well as extensive primary research and features archival materials and notes from the authors.
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