Larry Dane Brimner
For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
Ace has built her own go-kart, but when she is ready for a test run it will not start, and she has to figure out what part is missing--and then in the middle of the race something else goes wrong.
Ace builds her own skateboard, but it takes a lot of practice (and some falls) to learn to skate well--and then she builds a ramp and takes it to the park to skate with her new skateboarding friends.
Relates a historical account of the lives of Richard and Mildred Loving and their marriage that led to the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, which legalized interracial marriage. Outlines the legal arguments on both sides of the case, expounds on its effects in the case for gay marriage, and includes photographs.