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Howe Library J KID 31254003292238 Children's chapter books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807570241
  • ISBN: 0807570249
  • Physical Description: 264 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.

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"Personally I don't mind them coming here but they might bother some of my customers. Thirteen-year old Billie Sims has heard things like this all her life, from the grocer down the road, from her neighbors at church, from her parents. But Billie never understood what all the fuss was about. Why do blacks and whites have separate entrances to the bus station in her town of Anniston, Alabama? Why can't her friend Jarmaine, have a milk shake with her at Wikle's? When Billie hears about a group calling themselves the Freedom Riders passing through Anniston to protest segregation on buses, she thinks change could be coming. But instead of embracing change, Billie's town responds with violence, and she finds herself at Forsyth & Sons Grocery watching a bus burn. Shocked by the actions of people she thought she knew, she realizes that freedom has a cost. But is she brave enough to stand up and fight for it?"--Jacket.
Subject: Violence > Fiction.
Social change > Fiction.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Alabama > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Alabama > Race relations > 20th century > Fiction.
Historical fiction.

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