The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement
Title
The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement

Author
Kanefield, Teri, 1960-

ISBN
9781419707964

Physical Description
56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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.

Reading Level
1100 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Powell, Barbara Johns, 1935-1991

Subject Term
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
 
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
 
Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
 
Segregation in education -- Virginia -- History -- 20th century.
 
African Americans -- Biography.

Geographic Term
Virginia -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

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.


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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ 323.092 KAN11Nonfiction Collection
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