Freedom Summer
Freedom Summer
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Freedom Summer

Written by Deborah Wiles
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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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. This stirring account of the “Freedom Summer” that followed the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 powerfully and poignantly captures two boys’ experience with racism and their friendship that defies it.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780689830167
    Publication Date
    January 1, 2001
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    31
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    98052805
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    40460036
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0689830165
    Lexile® Level
    600L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    46086
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG
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