With the Might of Angels

With the Might of Angels

The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson

Book - 2011
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In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545297059
0545297052
Branch Call Number: J FICTION PINKNEY ANDREA
Characteristics: 324 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson

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TheresaAJ
Oct 29, 2016

Pinkney explores school integration in a small Virginia community just months after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Dawnie Rae Johnson and her parents make the life-changing decision to have her attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn High School in September 1954. Dawnie shares her first year of fear, terror, and, ultimately, triumph as the only Negro child in the school. Along the way she draws inspiration from her hero, Jackie Robinson, the school lunch ladies, and the school janitor. The author includes lots of supplemental material that explores a very turbulent chapter in American history.

Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

This was a very good book! It gave me a idea for a book!

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

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blue_dog_8383 Jun 02, 2014

blue_dog_8383 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 9

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

Dawine is a African American who wants to go to the white peoples school. this book goes throw the troubles of going there.

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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

" Dawnie can fly, Dawnie can fly"

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