Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
Book DescriptionJohn Henry swims better than anyone I know.He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster, but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me.He's not allowed.Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781417720606
(229mm x 251mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Turtleback Books
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Deborah Wiles
Freedom Summer, Hardback (June 2014)
Friendship defies racism for two boys in this stirring story of the "Freedom Summer" that followed the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now in a 50th Anniversary Edition with a refreshed cover and a new Introduction. Full color.
Revolution, Hardback (May 2014)
In the second novel of her Sixties trilogy, Wiles takes readers to a small Mississippi town during 1964's Freedom Summer. As young Sunny tries to adjust to her new stepmother and two new step-siblings, her town reacts to students and OagitatorsO who have arrived on buses to register black citizens to vote.
Aurora County All-Stars, Paperback / softback (March 2009)» View all books by Deborah Wiles
Twelve-year-old House Jackson, star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars, has been sidelined for a year with a broken elbow. Now that he's healed, the biggest game of the season is set for the same day as the pageant for the county's 200th anniversary. What's House to do?
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