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Freedom Summer
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Contributors:
Lagarrigue, Jerome illustrator
Published:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 600L
Status:
Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780689830167
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
600

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Description
In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wiles, D., & Lagarrigue, J. (2001). Freedom Summer. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wiles, Deborah and Jerome Lagarrigue. 2001. Freedom Summer. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wiles, Deborah and Jerome Lagarrigue, Freedom Summer. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wiles, Deborah, and Jerome Lagarrigue. Freedom Summer. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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