The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement / Teri Kanefield
Book | Abrams Books for Young Readers | 2014

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56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51), filmgraphy (page 50), and index.
The tar paper shack problem -- "A little child shall lead them" -- The quiet embrace of the woods -- The time has come -- Stick with us -- Reaching for the moon -- Pupil lashes out at principal -- A lawsuit is filed- and the troubles begin -- The lost generation -- "Nothing is as strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as strength." -- The birth of the civil rights movement -- Timeline.
Study Program
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 159626.
9781419707964 hardback
1419707965 hardback
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