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¡La Escuela No Es Blanca!

Una Historia Verídica Del Movimiento De Los Derechos Civiles
Illustrator:Curtis JamesPublisher:Fable Learning
Genre:BiographyFiction:Nonfiction
Target Age:8 - 11Grade:3 - 5
Pages:32Subject:Biography
Social Studies/Civil Rights
Social Studies/Multicultural
Social Studies/History, U.S.
Narration:yesLexile Level:830L
Guided Reading Level:TReading:RI.3.2 RI.4.4 RI.5.7
Writing:W.5.1W.4.4W.3.7Speaking and Listening:SL.4.1
Language:L.5.4AR Level:4.6
AR Quiz:100007

Overview

En Drew, Misisipi, en 1965, las escuelas siguen segregando, y hay escuelas "sólo para negros" que carecen se los recursos apropiados. Los Carter, una familia de aparceros ha aguantado suficiente. Quieren que sus hijos tengan igualdad de oportunidades para una buena educación. Así que envían a sus hijos a la escuela "sólo para blancos". Burlas y amenazas de muerte vienen, no era fácil ser negro y librar una batalla por la igualdad. Este hermoso libro ilustrado cuenta una historia verídica de fe, coraje y horror: cualidades que los estadounidenses de cualquier color pueden aprender de los Carter.

Editorial Reviews

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: This School is Not White!

Rappaport (Martin's Big Words) relays the wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of one brave black family in rural Mississippi in the 1960s. Sharecroppers on a cotton plantation, Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter believed that "a good education would get their children out of the cotton fields." In 1965, under a new federal law, the Carters enrolled their children in a superior all-white school, a move that cost them their jobs and their home.

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: This School is Not White!

Grade 2-5. This book tells the story of an African-American family in Mississippi in 1965. The author calls them not-yet-celebrated Americans and recounts their pursuit of an equal education at the beginning of desegregation. When the Carters make the unpopular and risky decision to send their seven children to an all-white school with better resources for students, they face many obstacles both inside and outside the building.

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