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Freedom Summer

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
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AD: Adult Directed 600L
John Henry swims better than anyone I know. He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster, but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me. He's not allowed. Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts. This stirring account of the "Freedom Summer" that followed the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 powerfully and poignantly captures two boys' experience with racism and their friendship that defies it.
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Grouped Work IDadc18e2f-9a59-62cd-097b-bbc8e9078fbd
Grouping Titlefreedom summer
Grouping Authordeborah wiles
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-01 20:30:49PM
Last Indexed2020-09-26 22:45:22PM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayFreedom Summer
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Freedom summer / written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
title_shortFreedom Summer
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Race relations