Remember Little Rock: The Time, the People, the Stories
Remember Little Rock: The Time, the People, the Stories
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Series: Remember   

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Annotation: Eyewitness accounts and on-the-scene news photography take a fresh look at this time of momentous consequence in U.S. history.
Genre: Education
Catalog Number: #33050
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 61 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 1-426-30402-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-23009-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-426-30402-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-23009-5
Dewey: 379.2
LCCN: 2008024959
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
Based on interviews with many participants as well as a wide array of published sources, Walker's day-by-day account of the struggle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School in 1957 offers readers an authoritative review of events as well as an engrossing narrative that highlights the episode's high emotions, its historical significance, and the courage of those nine intrepid students and their supporters. The author includes a harrowing look at the continuing harassment that the Little Rock Nine and their families suffered well beyond the next year, then closes with an overview epilogue, a civil rights time line, and a set of postscripts for major figures. Illustrated with an array of news photos and yearbook portraits, and distinguished from most other versions documenting these events by its tempered treatment of the usually villainized Arkansas governor, Orvel Faubus, this thought-provoking study makes an excellent alternative for younger or less-able readers to Judith Bloom Fradin's more detailed The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine (2004).
Horn Book
This book focuses on the bravery of the first nine African American students to attend Little Rock's Central High School and on the people who supported them. A history of segregation provides background. The firsthand accounts and recollections in addition to many archival photographs enhance the main text, bringing immediacy to the students' stories. Timeline. Bib., ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 58 This thoroughly researched and carefully documented look at a pivotal civil rights battle offers fresh insights into the people and events that played out over the course of one school year. What motivated nine black teenagers, commonly referred to as "the Little Rock Nine," to integrate an all-white school in Little Rock, AR, in September 1957 is presented along with the politics of the community, the state, and the nation. The book begins as Elizabeth Eckford prepares for what she believes will be the first day at her new high school and ends nine grueling months later when Ernest Green, the only senior in the group, graduates. Specific students, teachers, members of the military, and other adults are identified and where possible quoted either from primary sources or from background interviews by the author. An introduction by Terrence J. Roberts, PhD, one of the nine students, adds further credence to the material. Carefully selected archival photographs support and clarify the text. An epilogue describes Little Rock's ongoing school integration efforts. An annotated time line of the Civil Rights Movement, selected postscripts on key participants, and quote sources complete this thought-provoking and handsome book. Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 58 This thoroughly researched and carefully documented look at a pivotal civil rights battle offers fresh insights into the people and events that played out over the course of one school year. What motivated nine black teenagers, commonly referred to as "the Little Rock Nine," to integrate an all-white school in Little Rock, AR, in September 1957 is presented along with the politics of the community, the state, and the nation. The book begins as Elizabeth Eckford prepares for what she believes will be the first day at her new high school and ends nine grueling months later when Ernest Green, the only senior in the group, graduates. Specific students, teachers, members of the military, and other adults are identified and where possible quoted either from primary sources or from background interviews by the author. An introduction by Terrence J. Roberts, PhD, one of the nine students, adds further credence to the material. Carefully selected archival photographs support and clarify the text. An epilogue describes Little Rock's ongoing school integration efforts. An annotated time line of the Civil Rights Movement, selected postscripts on key participants, and quote sources complete this thought-provoking and handsome book. Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
Word Count: 15,518
Reading Level: 7.8
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.8 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 129588 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:10.5 / points:6.0 / quiz:Q46505
Lexile: 1150L
Guided Reading Level: U

Just over 50 years ago, in Little Rock, Arkansas, nine brave black students stood up for their rights and made history. The integration of Central High School in Little Rock changed the course of education in America forever, and became one of the pivotal points in the Civil Rights Movement.

In Remember Little Rock award-winning author Paul Robert Walker uses eyewitness accounts and on-the-scene news photography to take a fresh look at a time of momentous consequence in U.S. history. Here, we get the story from all sides: the students directly involved; their fellow students, black and white; parents on both sides; military, police, and government officials. The author uses personal interviews with many of those who attended the 50th anniversary celebration in 2007, and explores what happened, what’s changed, what hasn’t, and why.

This latest addition to National Geographic’s popular Remember series also includes a timeline of the Civil Rights Movement, selected postscripts, a guide to resources, and an extensive index. The foreword to this inspiring book is written by Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D., one of the Little Rock Nine.

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