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Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration

Author/Illustrator: Hardcover
Ages 9-12
$ 3532 USD


Nine African American students made history when they defied a governor and integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957. It was the photo of one of the nine trying to enter the school a young girl being taunted, harassed and threatened by an angry mob that grabbed the worlds attention and kept its disapproving gaze on Little Rock, Arkansas. In defiance of a federal court order, Governor Orval Faubus called in the National Guard to prevent the students from entering all white Central High School. The plan had been for the students to meet and go to school as a group on September 4, 1957. But one student, Elizabeth Eckford, didnt hear of the plan and tried to enter the school alone. A chilling photo by newspaper photographer Will Counts captured the sneering expression of a girl in the mob and made history. Years later Counts snapped another photo, this one of the same two girls, now grownup, reconciling in front of Central High School.

Author: Shelley Tougas
Publisher: Compass Point Books
Published: 07/01/2011
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 10.49h x 9.31w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9780756544409
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 145333 / Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration

Award: Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Gold Medal Winner

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 11/01/2011 pg. 58
School Library Journal 01/01/2012 pg. 143
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2012
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2012 pg. 35
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2012 pg. 125 - Recommended, Satisfactory

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