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Author Boyce, Jo Ann Allen, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920 BOYCE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B BOYCE, JO ANN ALLEN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB BOYCE    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  JB BOYCE J.    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  JB ALLEN B    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Workroom  JB ALLEN B    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Children's Department  JB BOYCE BOY    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 379.2 BOYCE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J-B BOYCE, JO ANN ALLEN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Young Adult  YA 92 BOYCE, JO    Check Shelf

Description 310 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience Age 10-12.
Grade level 4-6.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309).
Subject Boyce, Jo Ann Allen -- Juvenile literature.
African American teenage girls -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American students -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
School integration -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Juvenile literature.
Clinton (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
African American youth -- Tennessee -- Biography.
School integration -- Tennessee.
Tennessee -- Race relations.
African American teenage girls. (OCoLC)fst00799399
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
School integration. (OCoLC)fst01107474
Tennessee -- Clinton. (OCoLC)fst01213479
African American teenage girls -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography.
African American students -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography.
African American teenage girls -- Biography.
African American students -- Biography.
School integration.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Levy, Debbie, author.
ISBN 9781681198521 (hardcover)
1681198525 (hardcover)
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