The Girl from the Tar Paper School Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield
  

The Girl from the Tar Paper School Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by Teri Kanefield
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Synopsis

The Girl from the Tar Paper School Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield

The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography, social history and archival images to tell the gripping story of sixteen-year-old Barbara Rose Johns. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara led a walk-out--the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the US--jumpstarting the American Civil Rights movement. Her school's case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped outlaw segregation as part of Brown vs. Board of Education. Barbara grew up to eventually become a librarian, but never sought notoriety for her earlier efforts, in fact her colleagues never knew. The book is illustrated with family photos, school and town photographs, as well as archives from her classmates and local and national news media. It includes a bibliography and index.

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and a writer. She holds an MA in English with an emphasis in fiction writing from the University of California, Davis, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
56 pages

Author

Teri Kanefield
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Publisher

Abrams Books for Young Readers an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st January 2014

ISBN

9781419707964


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