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Author Kidd, Ronald, author.

Title Night on fire / Ronald Kidd.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  MDL KIDD, R.    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Children's Department  J-F KID    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE KIDD, R.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J KIDD    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Children's Department  J KIDD    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Department  J F KIDD    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J KIDD    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  J KIDD    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Tween  TWEEN KIDD RONALD    DUE 03-19-18 Billed
 Wethersfield Public Library - Children's Department  J KIDD    Check Shelf

Description 264 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.
Personally I don't mind them coming here but they might bother some of my customers. Thirteen-year old Billie Sims has heard things like this all her life, from the grocer down the road, from her neighbors at church, from her parents. But Billie never understood what all the fuss was about. Why do blacks and whites have separate entrances to the bus station in her town of Anniston, Alabama? Why can't her friend Jarmaine, have a milk shake with her at Wikle's? When Billie hears about a group calling themselves the Freedom Riders passing through Anniston to protest segregation on buses, she thinks change could be coming. But instead of embracing change, Billie's town responds with violence, and she finds herself at Forsyth & Sons Grocery watching a bus burn. Shocked by the actions of people she thought she knew, she realizes that freedom has a cost. But is she brave enough to stand up and fight for it?
Subject Freedom Rides, 1961 -- Juvenile fiction.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Freedom Rides, 1961 -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- Fiction.
Civil rights workers -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Violence -- Juvenile fiction.
Social change -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Alabama -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Alabama -- Race relations -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780807570241 (hardcover)
0807570249 (hardcover)
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