Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles 068987829X 9780689878299
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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 doesnt swim in the town pool with me.Hes 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 theres one important way theyre different: Joe is white and John Henry is black and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isnt 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 peoples 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.

Author: Deborah Wiles

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 32

Publisher: Aladdin

Publication Date: 2005-01-01


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