Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone The Brown v. Board of Education Decision

ISBN-10: 0786808217

ISBN-13: 9780786808212

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joyce Carol Thomas, Curtis E. James

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When the Supreme Court decision to desegregate public schools was handed down in 1954, the course of American history was forever changed. Brown v. Board of Education affected the life of every child in the United States and elicited emotions ranging from joy, relief, and gratitude to fear, anger, and resentment. Here are personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten of today's most accomplished writers for children, all young people themselves at the time of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Included are pieces by Michael Cart, Jean Craighead George, Eloise Greenfield, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, Ishmael Reed, Jerry Spinelli, Joyce Carol Thomas, Quincy Troupe, and Leona Nicholas Welch. Their collected experiences and viewpoints offer a multifaceted window into the world of 1954. With a compelling introduction by editor Joyce Carol Thomas and outstanding pastel artwork by Curtis James, this collection celebrates the hard-earned promise of equality in education. Book jacket.
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 136
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Joyce Carol Thomas is an internationally renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, Marked By Fire , and a Coretta Scott King Honor for The Blacker the Berry and for her first picture book, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea . Her picture book I Have Heard of a Land received a Coretta Scott King Honor and an IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice Award and was an ALA Notable Book. Her other titles include The Gospel Cinderella , Crowning Glory , Gingerbread Days , and A Gathering of Flowers . Ms. Thomas lives in Berkeley, California.

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