Little Rock Nine Book
Score: 4
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Little Rock Nine


  • Author : Marshall Poe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416950660

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Little Rock Nine Excerpt :

William makes friends with Thomas, the son of his family's black maid, and they both become involved with an attempt to integrate a high school in their town of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Little Rock Book

Little Rock


  • Author : Karen Anderson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691159614

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Little Rock Excerpt :

The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black students from going in. On September 25, 1957, nine black students, escorted by federal troops, gained entrance. With grace and depth, Little Rock provides fresh perspectives on the individuals, especially the activists and policymakers, involved in these dramatic events. Looking at a wide variety of evidence and sources, Karen Anderson examines American racial politics in relation to changes in youth culture, sexuality, gender relations, and economics, and she locates the conflicts of Little Rock within the larger political and historical context. Anderson considers how white groups at the time, including middle class women and the working class, shaped American race and class relations. She documents white women's political mobilizations and, exploring political resentments, sexual fears, and religious affiliations, illuminates the reasons behind segregationists' missteps and blunders. Anderson explains how the business elite in Little Rock retained power in the face of opposition, and identifies the moral failures of business leaders and moderates who sought the appearance of federal compliance rather than actual racial justice, leaving behind a legacy of white flight, poor urban schools, and institutional racism. Probing the conflicts of school desegregation in the mid-century South, Little Rock casts new light on connections between social inequality and the culture wars of modern America.

Elizabeth and Hazel Book
Score: 4.5
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Elizabeth and Hazel


  • Author : David Margolick
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300178357

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Elizabeth and Hazel Excerpt :

The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation--in Little Rock and throughout the South--and an epic moment in the civil rights movement.In this gripping book, David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together. He explores how the haunting picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its significance in the wider world, and why, for the next half-century, neither woman has ever escaped from its long shadow. He recounts Elizabeth's struggle to overcome the trauma of her hate-filled school experience, and Hazel's long efforts to atone for a fateful, horrible mistake. The book follows the painful journey of the two as they progress from apology to forgiveness to reconciliation and, amazingly, to friendship. This friendship foundered, then collapsed--perhaps inevitably--over the same fissures and misunderstandings that continue to permeate American race relations more than half a century after the unforgettable photograph at Little Rock. And yet, as Margolick explains, a bond between Elizabeth and Hazel, silent but complex, endures.

The Little Rock Nine Book

The Little Rock Nine


  • Author : Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0756520118

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The Little Rock Nine Excerpt :

Describes how nine African American students in Little Rock, Arkansas helped change the education system in America by standing up for their rights to attend school alongside of white students.

March Forward  Girl Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

March Forward Girl


  • Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328882127

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March Forward Girl Excerpt :

From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes a powerful, timely new memoir about growing up in the segregated South. Civil rights heroine Melba Patillo Beals puts readers right in her saddle oxfords as she struggles to understand--and fight back against--the laws that told her she was less just because of the color of her skin. Includes photos and illustrations.

Little Rock Nine Book

Little Rock Nine


  • Author : Diane Andrews Henningfeld
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-04-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737763683

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Little Rock Nine Excerpt :

This must-have volume explores the events surrounding the Little Rock Nine crisis. Collected essays provide the historical background, from sources such as the National Park Service and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Controversies are then explored, including whether President Eisenhower acted wisely in sending federal troops to Little Rock. After controversies are explained, reader are then presented with compelling first-hand accounts of the experience, by people who lived through it. Readers hear from notables such as Minnijean Brown Trickey, Thelma Mothershed Wair, and Elizabeth Eckford.

The Little Rock Crisis Book

The Little Rock Crisis


  • Author : R. Perry
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137521347

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The Little Rock Crisis Excerpt :

The Little Rock Crisis frames the story of the Little Rock 1957 desegregation crisis through the lens of memory. Over time, those memories – individual and collective – have motivated Little Rockians for social and political action and engagement.

Today the World Is Watching You Book

Today the World Is Watching You


  • Author : Kekla Magoon
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761372745

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Today the World Is Watching You Excerpt :

On September 4, 1957, nine African American teenagers made their way toward Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They didn t make it very far. Armed soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard blocked most of them at the edge of campus. The three students who did make it onto campus faced an angry mob. White citizens spit at them and shouted ugly racial slurs. No black students entered Central that day. And if the angry mob had its way, black children would never attend school with white children. But the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 1955 that school segregation that is, separate schools for black children and white children was unconstitutional. The Court ordered the nation s schools to be integrated. Nowhere was that process more hateful and more horrific than in Little Rock. Eventually, the nine students did make it into Central High under the protection of army soldiers. Once inside Central, they faced a never-ending torrent of abuse from white students. But the nine students persevered. Their courage inspired the growing movement for African American civil rights.

Cracking the Wall Book
Score: 4
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Cracking the Wall


  • Author : Eileen Lucas
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761358411

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Cracking the Wall Excerpt :

In 1957, nine teenagers were chosen to be the first black students to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. A small group of people in Little Rock, including the governor of Arkansas, wanted to keep them out. But those nine studen

Turn Away Thy Son Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Turn Away Thy Son


  • Author : Elizabeth Jacoway
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 155728878X

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Turn Away Thy Son Excerpt :

A historical account of the efforts of nine African-American students to integrate Central High School draws on interviews to offer insight into the behind-the-scenes experiences of the students and members of their community.

A Mighty Long Way Book
Score: 4
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A Mighty Long Way


  • Author : Carlotta Walls LaNier
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345517241

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A Mighty Long Way Excerpt :

“A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation.”—Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School “Provides important context for an important moment in America’s history.”—Associated Press When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine Book

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine


  • Author : Duchess Harris
  • Publisher : Core Library
  • Release Date : 2018-12-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532170546

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Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine Excerpt :

In 1954, segregation in public schools was banned. But the road to desegregate American schools was long and difficult. Activist Daisy Bates helped nine black students integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine explores their legacy. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Little Rock Desegregation Crisis Book

The Little Rock Desegregation Crisis


  • Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538380451

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The Little Rock Desegregation Crisis Excerpt :

In fall of 1957, nine black students approached the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The students, who became known as the Little Rock Nine, were testing a 1954 Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation illegal. Their actions led to a standoff, with the state National Guard ordered to bar the students' entry. Weeks later, federal troops sent by President Eisenhower arrived to escort them inside. Readers will find themselves experiencing the desegregation crisis and a time of clashing attitudes that would affect all Little Rock's students, black and white, and the rest of the country's as well.

The Little Rock Nine Book

The Little Rock Nine


  • Author : Charles River
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9798672063348

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The Little Rock Nine Excerpt :

*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading Though Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence wrote that the United States would be founded on the principles that all men were created equal, nearly 200 years would pass before the principle was put into any real practice. While the end of the Civil War opened the door for the passage of the Civil War Amendments, which abolished slavery, and, in theory, granted the descendants of both free and enslaved blacks the same rights as those enjoyed by whites, those rights were not respected or practiced during the century following the war. Most aspects of life, including schooling, remained segregated on every level, especially throughout the Jim Crow South, and the years following the desegregation triumph of Brown v. Board of the Education in 1954 saw little done to accomplish the instructions given by the Supreme Court. Put simply, even as Americans are instantly familiar with important events such as the decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it's also common knowledge that the efforts to integrate society faced stiff resistance, often violently. James Meredith's struggle to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 is still remembered vividly, but the Little Rock Nine are frequently overlooked when it comes to discussing the Civil Rights Movement, despite attempting to integrate Little Rock Central High School five years earlier. For millions of kids, high school is a tumultuous time, with social highs and lows, academic pressure, and extracurricular wins and losses, but for the Little Rock Nine, the first African American students to attend a previously segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, those years were nightmarish. Getting into Central High School was an obstacle witnessed by the entire nation, but that was only the beginni