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

By: Boyce, Jo Ann Allen [author.].
Contributor(s): Levy, Debbie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781681198521; 1681198525.Subject(s): 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 | Segregation -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Juvenile literature | Clinton (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Boyce, Jo Ann Allen | African American teenage girls -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography | African American students -- Tennessee -- Clinton -- Biography | School integration -- Tennessee -- Clinton | Clinton (Tenn.) -- Race relations | African American teenage girls -- Biography | African American students -- Biography | School integration | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Social Activists | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- United States -- History -- 20th Century | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Prejudice & Racism | Segregation | African American teenage girls | Race relations | School integration | Tennessee -- Clinton | African American youth -- Tennessee -- Biography | School integration -- Tennessee | Tennessee -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Juvenile literature. | Narrative poetry. | Didactic poetry. | Autobiographies. | Biographies. | Juvenile works. | Autobiographies. | Narrative poetry. | Didactic poetry.Additional physical formats: Online version:: This promise of change.DDC classification: 379.2/630976873
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.
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award, 2019Summary: "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 12 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.
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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.

"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 12 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.

Age 10-12.

Grade level 4-6.

Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award, 2019

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