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Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement."Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkout--the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S.--jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up.

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Teri Kanefield

Teri's books have received the following honors and distinctions:The Girl From The Tar Paper School:--Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Older Readers, 2015--Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award, 2015--California Reading Association Eureka Silver Honor Book Award--Named a Distinguished Book by The Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California--Included on the 2015 list of Notable Social Studies Trade Books for young readers compiled by the National Council for Social Studies--Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (National Association of Teachers of English) , Recommended Book--Included in the New York Public Library's list of 100 children's books to read in 2014.--A Junior Library Guild selectionRivka's Way--Sidney Taylor Book Awards, Notable book of 2001--Lilith Magazine's 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers--Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean--Included in Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens, by Linda R. SilverGuilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice--Junior Library Guild selectionTeri writes novels, short stories, essays, stories for children, and nonfiction for both children and adults.Her stories and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Scope Magazine, The Iowa Review, The American Literary Review, and Cricket Magazine.Teri lives in California by the beach.

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