With The Might Of Angels : The Diary Of Dawnie Rae Johnson

With The Might Of Angels : The Diary Of Dawnie Rae Johnson

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Coretta Scott King Honor author Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a stunning new Dear America diary about school integration.

In the spring of 1954, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave behind all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead.

However, not everyone supports integration and much of the town is outraged at the decision. Dawnie must endure the harsh realities of racism firsthand, while continuing to work hard to get a good education and prove she deserves the opportunity. But the backlash against Dawnie's attendance of an all-white school is more than she's prepared for. When her father loses his job as a result, and her little brother is bullied, Dawnie has to wonder if it's worth it. In time, Dawnie learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.

ISBN: 9780545297059
Branch Call Number: JUV SERIES Dea

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TheresaAJ
Oct 29, 2016

Pinkney explores school integration in a small Virginia community just months after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Dawnie Rae Johnson and her parents make the life-changing decision to have her attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn High School in September 1954. Dawnie shares her first year of fear, terror, and, ultimately, triumph as the only Negro child in the school. Along the way she draws inspiration from her hero, Jackie Robinson, the school lunch ladies, and the school janitor. The author includes lots of supplemental material that explores a very turbulent chapter in American history.

Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

This was a very good book! It gave me a idea for a book!

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

Indigo_Elephant_22 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

blue_dog_8383 Jun 02, 2014

blue_dog_8383 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 9

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

Dawine is a African American who wants to go to the white peoples school. this book goes throw the troubles of going there.

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

" Dawnie can fly, Dawnie can fly"

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