Fire from the Rock

Fire from the Rock

by Sharon M. Draper


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Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780142411995
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 146,615
Product dimensions: 8.18(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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