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The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson: With the Might of Angels: Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (Dear America)

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Publisher Comments:

Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.

NARRATOR: TBA

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged

In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead.

However, not everyone supports integration and much of the town is outraged at the decision. Dawnie must endure the harsh realities of racism firsthand, while continuing to work hard to get a good education and prove she deserves the opportunity. But the backlash against Dawnie's attendance of an all-white school is more than she's prepared for. W

Synopsis:

Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many children's books, including the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, LET IT SHINE: STORIES OF BLACK WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS; DUKE ELLINGTON, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; BOYCOTT BLUES: HOW ROSA PARKS INSPIRED A NATION; and most recently the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, SIT-IN: HOW FOUR FRIENDS STOOD UP BY SITTING DOWN. She lives in New York City, where she also works as a childrens book editor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545353977
Publisher:
Scholastic
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Author:
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Series:
Dear America
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Age Level:
from 8 to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson: With the Might of Angels: Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (Dear America)
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Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.

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