This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality

By: Jo Ann Allen Boyce

Debbie Levy

In 1956, one year before the Little Rock Nine, Jo Ann Allen and eleven black classmates integrated a public high school in Clinton, Tennessee. Fourteen-year-old Jo Ann was thrust into the national spotlight as a spokesperson for the cause.
Introduction. Epilogue with further information on the Clinton 12. Author’s note. Note on poetic forms. “Scrapbook” of black-and-white photographs. Time line. Quotation sources. Selected bibliography. Further reading.

ISBN: 9781681198521

JLG Release: Apr 2019


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination, Racism, Violence
Topics: Jo Ann Allen Boyce (1941– ) , African American teenage girls , African American students , School integration , Clinton, Tennessee , Race relations , Segregation , Books in verse , The Clinton 12 , Twentieth-century US history

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Awards & Honors

2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner, Nonfiction
Kirkus Best Books - 2019

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Book Details

ISBN

9781681198521

First Release

April 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

379.2/630976873

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

228

Accelerated Reader

Level 6.3; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 8.5; Points: 7;

Lexile

Level 1000L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination, Racism, Violence

Topics

Jo Ann Allen Boyce (1941– ), African American teenage girls, African American students, School integration, Clinton, Tennessee, Race relations, Segregation, Books in verse, The Clinton 12, Twentieth-century US history,

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