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The Girl From the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

Teri Kanefield
Format
Book
Published
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781419707964 (hbk.), 1419707965 (hbk.)
Summary
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.
Contents
  • The tar paper shack problem
  • "A little child shall lead them"
  • The quiet embrace of the woods
  • The time has come
  • Stick with us
  • Reaching for the moon
  • Pupil lashes out at principal
  • A lawsuit is filed- and the troubles begin
  • The lost generation
  • "Nothing is as strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as strength."
  • The birth of the civil rights movement
  • Timeline.
Description
56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 27 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51), filmgraphy (page 50), and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial boards; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2013/2014.
Technical Details
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