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The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine

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The life of civil rights leader Daisy Bates is vividly detailed in this stirring new biography by an acclaimed husband-wife team. Throughout her life, Daisy Bates worked tirelessly for civil rights as an activist, journalist, and organizer. She first captured national attention as the mentor of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. During this crisis President Dwight Eisenhower was forced to use federal troops to insure the admission of the students, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. In 1999, just hours after her funeral, President Bill Clinton bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Little Rock Nine, and two years later Daisy Bates was honored by a state holiday in Arkansas.

In this noteworthy companion to their other distinguished biographies of African Americans, Dennis and Judith Fradin have drawn upon a trove of archival material including papers, correspondence, and photographs of her life and work. They also interviewed some of her living relatives and members of the Little Rock Nine. The result is a compelling, inspiring book about the courage and determination of one woman in the face of prejudice and intolerance. Endnotes, bibliography, index.

Synopsis:

Daisy Bates worked for civil rights as an activist, journalist, and organizer, and was the mentor of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. Her courage and determination in the face of prejudice and intolerance shows how one person can make a difference.

About the Author

Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-received SAMUEL ADAMS: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and, with coauthor and wife Judith Bloom Fradin, IDA B. WELLS: MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Judith Bloom Fradin has collaborated with Dennis Brindell Fradin on several award-winning books for young readers, includinng Fight On! Mary Church Terrell's Battle for Integration, selected as one of 2004's Best Books for Young Adults among other honors. The Fradins live in Evanston, Illinois

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618315567
Subtitle:
Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Fradin, Judith Bloom
Author:
Fradin, Dennis Brindell
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
School integration
Subject:
Little Rock
Subject:
African American women civil rights workers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Little Rock (Ark.) Race relations.
Subject:
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
18445
Publication Date:
December 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.5 in 1.79 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Nonfiction » African American Studies

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"Synopsis" by , Daisy Bates worked for civil rights as an activist, journalist, and organizer, and was the mentor of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. Her courage and determination in the face of prejudice and intolerance shows how one person can make a difference.
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