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

By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy

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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Imprint Bloomsbury USA ISBN


Awards and Honors 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner, Nonfiction <br> <i>Kirkus</i> Best Books - 2019 <br> CPL Best Books - 2019 <br> <i>Robert L. Sibert</i> Award Honoree - 2020

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

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism,Discrimination: Reference/Discussion,Violence: Mild Violence

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.
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