The First Step How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. Goodman
  

The First Step How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

Written by Susan E. Goodman
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

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The First Step How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. Goodman

Junior Library Guild Selection 2017 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Chicago Public LibraryKids Best of the Best Book 2016 A Nerdy Book Club Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book of 2017 In 1847, a young African American girl named Sarah Roberts was attending a school in Boston. Then one day she was told she could never come back. She didn't belong. The Otis School was for white children only. Sarah deserved an equal education, and the Roberts family fought for change. They made history. Roberts v. City of Boston was the first case challenging our legal system to outlaw segregated schools. It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court. These first steps set in motion changes that ultimately led to equality under the law in the United States. Sarah's cause was won when people--black and white--stood together and said, No more. Now, right now, it is time for change! With gorgeous art from award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis, The First Step is an inspiring look at the first lawsuit to demand desegregation--long before the American Civil Rights movement, even before the Civil War. Backmatter includes: integration timeline, bios on key people in the book, list of resources, and author's note.

Reviews

An important exploration of the struggle for equality and education in this country. -- starred review School Library Journal With Lewis's stirring watercolors that astutely capture the emotion of history, this book is an eloquent, inspiring reminder that the march toward justice is a long, twisting journey. The New York Times An excellent and careful telling of a lesser-known landmark case in the Civil Rights movement ... E.B. Lewis

... would certainly add to a discussion on civil rights with older students and help them understand that there were many players in the civil rights journey and that each step was built upon the past. Highly Recommended. School Library Connection Goodman's real achievement here, though, is in the end matter, in which she not only expands on the lives of the major players but also talks at length of her research process and the educated guesses she made to fill in Sarah's reactions. Although the first impulse will be to put this story to curricular use in civil rights units, this could be of excellent service as an investigation into how a history book gets written. BCCB A stirring and inspiring story, this one is an excellent addition to classroom and library bookshelves. Bookpage

About the Author

Susan E. Goodman is the author of more than thirty nonfiction books for children, including How Do You Burp in Space?; See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House;All in Just One Cookie, an ALA Notable Book; and On This Spot, a Washington Post Top Picture Book of the Year. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. www.susangoodmanbooks.com E. B. Lewis is the acclaimed illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Coming On Home Soon and several Coretta Scott King Award winners, such as Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman and Bat Boy and His Violin. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey. www.eblewis.com

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Susan E. Goodman
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Publisher

Walker & Co an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Publication date

7th April 2016

ISBN

9780802737397


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