A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School
A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School

LaNier, Carlotta Walls.


1st ed.

Publication Information
New York : One World/Ballantine Books, c2009.

Physical Description
xvi, 284 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

Reading Level
1040 L Lexile

Personal Subject
LaNier, Carlotta Walls.

Corporate Subject
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History.

Subject Term
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Added Author
Page, Lisa Frazier.

When 14-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up to Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the "Little Rock Nine" would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change America. Descended from a line of proud black landowners and businessmen, Carlotta was raised to believe that education was the key to success. After Brown v. Board of Education, the teenager volunteered to be among the first black students--she was the youngest--to integrate nearby Central High School. But getting through the door was only the first of many trials. This inspiring memoir is not only a testament to the power of one to make a difference but also of the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.--From publisher description.

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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book379.263 LAN11Nonfiction Collection
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