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Linda Brown, you are not alone : the Brown v. Board of Education decision

Guided Reading Level: 

X

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, Volume 1st, New York, p.114 (2003)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr E185.61 .L56 2003

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5461014

Keywords:

African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century, African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, African Americans--Civil rights--Juvenile literature, Race relations, United States--History--1953-1961, United States--History--1953-1961--Juvenile literature, United States--Race relations--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: Who is Linda Brown? ; Introduction / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Wonamona / Jerry Spinelli -- Desegregation ; Legacy / Eloise Greenfield -- Anthony / Lois Lowry -- St. Louis / Quincy Troupe -- The prophet / Katherine Paterson -- Stormy weather / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Mike and me / Michael Cart -- Color blind / Ishmael Reed -- The awakening / Jean Craighead George -- My dear colored people / Leona Nicholas Welch.; Summary: A collection of personal reflections, stories and poems of 10 well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools. Their varied experiences and viewpoints offer a window to that period in our history.

Notes:

Lexile measure 560; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.8; Nonfiction