This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality
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Levy, Debbie, author.
Published
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.
Rating
Age 10-12.
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Book
Physical Desc
310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781681198521, 1681198525
Reading Level
MG
Level 6.3, 4 Points
Lexile measure
1000

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann--clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students--found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history. Based on original research and interviews and featuring backmatter with archival materials and notes from the authors on the co-writing process"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Age 10-12.
Target Audience
Grade level 4-6.
Awards
Robert F. Sibert Honor book, 2020

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Boyce, J. A. A., & Levy, D. (2019). This promise of change: one girl's story in the fight for school equality . Bloomsbury Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Boyce, Jo Ann Allen and Debbie, Levy. 2019. This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality. New York: Bloomsbury Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Boyce, Jo Ann Allen and Debbie, Levy. This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality New York: Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Boyce, Jo Ann Allen,, and Debbie Levy. This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.

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