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In 1957, Sylvia Patterson's life—that of a normal African American teenager—is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school.

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Overview

In 1957, Sylvia Patterson's life—that of a normal African American teenager—is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606146463
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Draper

Sharon Draper is a two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, most recently for Copper Sun, and previously for Forged by Fire. She's also the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Author Award for New Talent for Tears of a Tiger and the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. Her other books include Romiette and Julio, Darkness Before Dawn, and Double Dutch. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    The most dramatic story ever

    I read this book in my fifth grade classroom and the story touched my heart. Even though there are gruesome parts they are overcome by the amazing details. At many parts of the story there are climaxes and you would think there was only one but the author can get your heart beating nomatter what age. I recomend this book for adventure seekers.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Fire From the Rock

    FIRE FROM THE ROCK takes place in Little Rock, Arkansas. This book is amazing. I absolutely loved it! I admire Sylvia for being so strong and brave when she had to make such an important and life changing decision. I admire her for realizing that it's up to her and her generation to make a difference.
    Back then, segregation was a serious issue and some people thought integration was even worse! I'm glad that segregation is over or our generation would suffer the consequences. This book is great and the poems in this book were beautiful, meaningful, and inspirational. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a book with heart!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Really good.

    Very well plotted book. The characters' thoughts are well understood and you can easily describe all the characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2014

    This was one of the best books I've ever read read!!!! I think i

    This was one of the best books I've ever read read!!!! I think it actually helps people who don't know that much about the civil  rights  movement an excellent way to draw  readers. I  LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Recommened.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Omg this Omg

    This was a very good book! I was so amazed when i read this book because i actually found something worth reading. I am going to read all of the books the author writes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    SHARON M DRAPER HAS FONE IT AGAIN!!

    Sharon did a magnificent job writing this book. I love this book!! A+

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2009

    Fire From the Rock

    The name of the book is "FIRE FROM THE ROCK", written by Sharon M. Draper. It takes place in Little Rock, Arkansas. This book has a lot of feeling because the book makes you feel sorry for her and so many other emotions while reading. I absolutely loved it! I admire Sylvia for being so strong and brave when she had to make such an important and life changing decision. The plot of the story is basically how Sylvia, who hates white people, gets chosen to attend an all white school. She wants to go, but at the same time, doesn't want to leave her friends behind.
    Back then, segregation was a serious issue and some people thought integration was even worse! I'm glad that segregation is over or our generation would suffer the consequences. What I loved about the book the most were the poems. They were what really caught my attention because they were beautiful, meaningful, inspirational and even more emotional than the book itself! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a book with heart!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2009

    Fire From The Rock

    Fire from the rock was a great book. I liked it because it was about segregation. This book though me that back then black and white people really hated hated each other. Sylvia Patterson was chosen to integrate the school. A couple other students from the black school were chosen. Sylvia was not sure if she wantad to make a change.
    I would recommend this book to my friends or to other people. I really liked the ending. The author did a fantastic job. The book was easy to read so any person can read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Fire from the Rock

    Fire from the Rock by Sharon M. Draper is an amazing book. This is a really good historical book because it takes place during the Civil Rights act. More over it talks about an African American girl who struggles with racial threats and comments. If you are a person who likes romance and mystery this is a book I will recommend to you.

    Like I say I will recommend this book to somebody that likes mystery and romance. This time I want to be more specific and recommend this book to all color people. Why? Well because I think that all black people should get an understanding of how much suffering and miser their ancestors had to go through. I am recommending this book because as a girl I need to get to know and understand what was going on with black people long time ago.

    Sharon M. Draper is one of my favorite's authors after AVI. Her book Fire from the rock is phenomenal. I will like to read another book by her. The book that I have in mind is November's Blues. This book starts when a teenager name November Nelson loses her boyfriend, Josh. Josh left something behind that will change Novembers live forever. Now November has faced with the biggest decision she would ever imagine. So now I can't wait to know what did Josh left behind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    I really liked it.

    I liked it because it was well thought out, and it wasn't rushed at all. I also liked the fact that it had a fair amount of action in it, which kept me exited, and most of all, I liked the history behind all of it and how it fits in perfectley with the story..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Grear book

    This was a great book! I loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Hello my name is braylyn

    How are you guys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    GREAT!!

    This book is great, I love Mrs. Draper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Hated it

    No offense but i hated it!!! :p wasnt that bad but i did not like it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    One word..... "inspiring"

    This book is about a girl named sylvia. She faces many obsticals in here life such as a fire. She is accepted to be a big hero... but is debateing wether shes going to do it or not. She finally gets a boyfriend when something terrible happens... read the book to find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Lovely

    Sharon M. Draper is a wounderful author i lov this book i would recommed this to people who like ro read and those who dont it is an oit standing book..........

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    this book is an Awesome book its a good book to read.

    you should read this book it was emotional but it a book i would recomend becuase of all the details, facts and it had so much time and effort put into it this is definatley a book i would recomend to others

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Lessons Learned

    This book teaches young black people to be graeteful for the way people treat us. And for the things we are able to do.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great historical fiction

    Fire From the Rock chronicles the experience of the students who integrated Little Rock public schools during the Civil Rights Movement. Sharon Draper's fictional yet realistic characters bring history to life and help connect today's young people to this important event in our history. A great addition to your Draper collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    Sharon Draper's Style of Writing

    I have never read a book by Sharon Draper before reading Fire from the Rock, so I can¿t really comment on her past experiences in writing with her other novels. However, I did enjoy this book. I am in school to become a middle level educator, so if I were ever to teach a reading class, I would use this book. Not only does the book discuss integration, it also deals with family relationships, growing up in a rural town, and the battles of being a middle school student. Middle level teachers should consider using this book in their classroom because it is an easy read and it also touches on the subjects previously mentioned. In my college course where we read this book, a student even used this book to present a mini-lesson to show a post-reading activity. With that being said, this book will work well with either doing a pre, during, or post reading activity with students since a lot of information is given in the text. Although the book started out slow for me, I recommend this text because it is the type of book that should be presented in classrooms, especially when discussing integration issues. I believe that every middle level student who reads this book can walk away from it gaining something or learning something about his or her own life.

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