In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead. Of course, not everyone in the community is happy about this change. She and her family face threats and financial distress when her father's boss fires him for sending his daughter to the white school.
If you are interested in other books on the topic of school integration, check out these books in the Turner Ashby Library Collection:
- The Return of Gabriel by John Armistead,
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
- The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield (921/Powell)