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This Promise of Change
This Promise of Change: One Girls Story in the Fight for School Equality | Debbie Levy, Jo Ann Allen Boyce
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A never-before-told firsthand account of a trailblazer in American history, for fans of Brown Girl Dreaming and Warriors Don't Cry.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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Book_Fairy_Mary
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I love being a #bookfairy! I left a copy of This Promise of Change at the park down the street for some lucky reader to snatch up ? Hopefully they will enjoy finding it as much as I enjoyed "hiding" it! #ibelieveinbookfairies ??‍♂️

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Makenziebrumfield

“Mom is quieter, but you can borrow a cup of sugar anytime from our kitchen and never have to pay it back.”

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Makenziebrumfield

The pages in this book are not crowded with words, which I think would intimidate children a lot less. They can read this book with ease while learning a lesson along the way as well.

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
This is a story about a young girl fighting for civil rights in her school and community in general. I like how the story is told by giving dates — this gives the book a “journal-like” and personal feel.

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Peddler410
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Read about this last month in one of my recent release emails — I‘m a little behind. Today I saw it on the new books wall at the public library.

I‘m a big fan of novels-in-verse and excited to see more memoirs told in verse.

I had a book lined up to be next; this might bump it 😊

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abbylibrarian
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Really enjoying this memoir in verse by Jo Ann Allen Boyce who integrated the high school in Clinton, TN in 1956. Great verse and includes headlines, clips from court docs, etc for a kind of documentary feel. Comes out in January, put it on your radar! #yalit #verse #amreading #bloomsburykids #howiereads