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The rock and the river

Author: Kekla Magoon
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st Aladdin edView all editions and formats
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In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kekla Magoon
ISBN: 9781416975823 1416975829 9781416978039 1416978038
OCLC Number: 227031585
Notes: Sequel: Fire in the streets.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
John Steptoe Award for New Talent, author, 2010.
Target Audience: Ages 9-14.
Description: 290 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Kekla Magoon.

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In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-11-05) Excellent Permalink

Sam can't decide whether to follow the path of his brother and join the Black Panther Party or take the nonviolent path of his father and Dr. Martin Luther King. He doesn't know whether to be the rock or the river. As the river flows it wonders what it would be like to be so still, to take a...
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