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The Resource This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

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This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality
Title
This promise of change
Title remainder
one girl's story in the fight for school equality
Statement of responsibility
by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Boyce, Jo Ann Allen
Dewey number
379.2/630976873
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 10-12
  • Grade level 4-6
LC call number
F444.C68
LC item number
B69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levy, Debbie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boyce, Jo Ann Allen
  • African American teenage girls
  • African American students
  • School integration
  • Clinton (Tenn.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mine, theirs, and ours -- Me, myself, and I -- Getting ready (May to August 1956) -- Down the hill (late August to Labor Day) -- Try again (three weeks in September) -- Fear (late September to mid-November) -- Going downhill (mid-November to December) -- Epilogue. More about Jo Ann ; Clinton in context ; The other members of the Clinton 12 -- Writing this book -- Scrapbook -- Timeline of school desegregation and civil rights landmarks
Control code
sky294442507
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781681198521
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018026349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
jtv 02/19
Other physical details
photographs
Label
This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mine, theirs, and ours -- Me, myself, and I -- Getting ready (May to August 1956) -- Down the hill (late August to Labor Day) -- Try again (three weeks in September) -- Fear (late September to mid-November) -- Going downhill (mid-November to December) -- Epilogue. More about Jo Ann ; Clinton in context ; The other members of the Clinton 12 -- Writing this book -- Scrapbook -- Timeline of school desegregation and civil rights landmarks
Control code
sky294442507
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781681198521
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018026349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
jtv 02/19
Other physical details
photographs

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