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The Resource Night on fire, Ronald Kidd

Night on fire, Ronald Kidd

Label
Night on fire
Title
Night on fire
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Kidd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic
  • "Personally I don't mind them coming here but they might bother some of my customers. Thirteen-year old Billie Sims has heard things like this all her life, from the grocer down the road, from her neighbors at church, from her parents. But Billie never understood what all the fuss was about. Why do blacks and whites have separate entrances to the bus station in her town of Anniston, Alabama? Why can't her friend Jarmaine, have a milk shake with her at Wikle's? When Billie hears about a group calling themselves the Freedom Riders passing through Anniston to protest segregation on buses, she thinks change could be coming. But instead of embracing change, Billie's town responds with violence, and she finds herself at Forsyth & Sons Grocery watching a bus burn. Shocked by the actions of people she thought she knew, she realizes that freedom has a cost. But is she brave enough to stand up and fight for it?"--Jacket
Summary
"When thirteen-year-old Billie Sims learns that the Freedom Riders, a civil rights group protesting segregation on buses in the summer of 1961, will be traveling through Anniston, Alabama, she thinks change could be coming to her stubborn town. But what starts as angry grumbles soon turns to brutality, and Billie is forced to reconsider her own views"--
Theme
Storyline
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449742
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
600
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Night on fire, Ronald Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908914923
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780807570241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)908914923
Label
Night on fire, Ronald Kidd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908914923
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780807570241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)908914923

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