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Freedom Summer
Contributor(s): Wiles, Deborah (Author), Lagarrigue, Jerome (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0756950872     ISBN-13: 9780756950873
Publisher: Perfection Learning
OUR PRICE: $15.98  

Binding Type: Prebound - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2005

Annotation: The winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, this work introduces a white boy living in the South of 1964, who recounts his first experience of racial prejudice--and his friendship with a black boy that defied it. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: E
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 460 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 8.9" W x 10.1" (0.70 lbs) 32 pages
- Chronological Period - 1960's
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Cultural Region - South
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 46086
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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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