Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine

Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine

by Eileen Lucas, Mark Anthony
     
 

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A brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

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A brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
This easy reader with an attitude introduces kids to U.S. race relations history through a recounting of the 1957 standoff during the integration of the Little Rock, Arkansas, Central High School. Although the narration of events is somewhat simplistic, Anthony's fifties' style illustrations evoke the period rather well.
School Library Journal

Gr 1-5 - In 1957, nine African-American teenagers made history by integrating Central High School in Little Rock, AR. There was danger, and the young men and women involved showed the strength of character necessary to clear the way so that others might follow. The book by Eileen Lucas (Carolrhoda Books, 1997) celebrates their achievement. Charles Turner reads the simple yet effective narrative, enhancing the dialogue with unique voices for each character. Occasional music and sound effects add emotional emphasis. While the watercolor illustrations by Mark Anthony suit the text well and will be appreciated by students in small listening centers, the story has enough power to stand alone, making this a good choice for a whole-class listening activity. An excellent selection for Black History month, the powerful and inspirational message is worth hearing year round.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876149904
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
On My Own History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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