A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
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A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

Written by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
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6 - 9
Reading age
40
Page count
44
Words per page
~701L
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Jan 7, 2020
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9781419736858
Publication Date
January 7, 2020
Publisher
Abrams
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
44
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Est. Lexile® Level
~701L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~Q
ATOS® Book Level
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
509100
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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