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Fire from the Rock

by Draper, Sharon M.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 10 copies
Available (8)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA DRAPER Sharon
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA DRAPER Sharon
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA Dra
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Young Adult Fiction YA Dra
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction FICTION Draper,
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Collection  Teen Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction FICTION Draper,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Draper,
 
 
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA DRAP
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA DRAP
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA DR
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA DR
 
 
Robinson Library Middle Grade Section MG FIC DRAPER
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Middle Grade Section
 
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Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section CHECKED OUT
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Middle Grades Section
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Summary
Sylvia Patterson is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in September 1957, whether the citizens or governor of Arkansas like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An honor student, Sylvia Patterson is thrilled when she is chosen as one of the first black students to integrate all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. But the racism in her town is terrifying, and she is not sure she can go through with it. Unlike her older brother, she does not want to be a hero and change the world. Besides, many in her black community are against integration; why not stay with her friends, concentrate on academics, and get to college? With stirring complexity, Draper personalizes the civil rights struggle beyond slogans and politics. There is sometimes too much historical background purposively woven into Sylvia's narrative, including her diary entries. But the surprising turnaround in the plot, as well as the shocking facts, will grab readers and raise the elemental issue: what would I have done? A final note fills in history and provides a list of Web sites. Pair this with Robert Sharenow's My Mother the Cheerleader (2007), about a white kid whose mother is part of the racist mob.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Arkansas -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Family life -- Arkansas -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dutton Children's Books,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 231 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780525477204 (hardcover)
0525477209 (hardcover)
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