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Freedom summer

Author: Deborah Wiles; Jerome Lagarrigue
Publisher: Boston, MA : National Braille Press, [2014?], 2005.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st Aladdin paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists. John Henry swims better than anyone I know. He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster, but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me. He's not allowed. Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Wiles; Jerome Lagarrigue
OCLC Number: 890658012
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. This version published: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005.
Awards: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner.
Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue.

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In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists. John Henry swims better than anyone I know. He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster, but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me. He's not allowed. Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there ... only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.

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