Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

Book - 2001
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In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001
ISBN: 9780689830167
0689830165
Branch Call Number: Ju E Wil
Additional Contributors: Lagarrigue, Jerome - Illustrator

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DPLjosie Jun 16, 2015

Lovely perspective on the Freedom Summer, from the point of view of two young boys. Would be great to pair with Deborah Wiles' Revolution about the same era (but for an older child/teen).

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Jul 21, 2014

Good story about prejudice and how the 2 boys grow up together and don't even see that they are different because of color.

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LAHardman Feb 23, 2018

John Henry swims better than anybody I know. He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster, but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me. He's not allowed. So we dam the creek with rocks and sticks to make a swimming spot, then holler and jump in, wearing only our skin.

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