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



by
Jo Ann Allen Boyce ,Debbie Levy

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury USA
ISBN
9781681198521

Awards and Honors
2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner, Nonfiction
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
Robert L. Sibert Award Honoree - 2020
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Reference/Discussion, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Mild Violence
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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.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Reference/Discussion, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

228

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

379.2/630976873

AR

6.3: points 4

Lexile

1000L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

7

JLG Release

Apr 2019

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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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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*

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