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The Resource Freedom summer, written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

Freedom summer, written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

Label
Freedom summer
Title
Freedom summer
Statement of responsibility
written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. John Henry swims better than anyone 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. Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there ... only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts
Awards note
  • Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner.
  • Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Cataloging source
BMU
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Wiles, Deborah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.W6474
LC item number
F74 2014 Braille
Literary form
fiction
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Lagarrigue, Jerome
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race relations
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Braille books
  • Race relations
Target audience
primary
Label
Freedom summer, written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. This version published: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tactile text
Content type code
  • tct
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1486090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Aladdin paperbacks edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille
Form of item
braille
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890658012
  • (OCoLC)890658012
Label
Freedom summer, written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. This version published: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tactile text
Content type code
  • tct
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1486090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Aladdin paperbacks edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille
Form of item
braille
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890658012
  • (OCoLC)890658012

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