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This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality

Author: Jo Ann Allen Boyce; Debbie Levy
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Nonfiction
Poetry
Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyce, Jo Ann Allen, author.
This promise of change
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018047038
Named Person: Jo Ann Allen Boyce; Jo Ann Allen Boyce; Jo Ann Allen Boyce
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Ann Allen Boyce; Debbie Levy
ISBN: 9781681198521 1681198525
OCLC Number: 1055568316
Target Audience: Age 10-12.; Grade level 4-6.
Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy.

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"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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