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This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality / by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy.

Boyce, Jo Ann Allen, (author.). Levy, Debbie, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J B B7885 (Text) 33126022776979 J New Biography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B B7885 (Text) 33126022776987 J New Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681198521
  • ISBN: 1681198525
  • Physical Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann--clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students--found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history. Based on original research and interviews and featuring backmatter with archival materials and notes from the authors on the co-writing process"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Age 10-12.
Grade level 4-6.
Subject: Boyce, Jo Ann Allen.
African American teenage girls > Tennessee > Clinton > Biography.
African American students > Tennessee > Clinton > Biography.
School integration > Tennessee > Clinton.
Clinton (Tenn.) > Race relations.
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