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A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

Written by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Published by Abrams
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The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement
 
_A Ride to Remember_ tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley’s ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King’s dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors’ notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.

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Who Wrote A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

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Sharon Langley

<b>Sharon Langley</b> became known around the country in 1963 as the first African-American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow Sharon on Twitter @ImSharonLangley & @sharonelangley and on Instagram at sharonlangley.com

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Amy Nathan

<b>Amy Nathan</b> is an award-winning author. Her awards and honors include a Clarion Award and a Washington Post Book of the Week. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at amynathanbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @AmyNathanBooks.

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Who Illustrated A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

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Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper (www.floydcooper.com) always dreamed of becoming an artist, and he has now illustrated dozens of books for children, including <i>Jump! (From the Life of Michael Jordan)</i>, <i>Back of the Bus</i>, and<i> Max and the Tag-Along Moon</i>. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in <i>The Blacker the Berry</i> and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in <i>Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea</i> and <i>I Have Heard of a Land</i>.<i> </i>He lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floydcooper4.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781419736858
Publication Date:
January 7, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
141973685X

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