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The Resource The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement, Teri Kanefield

The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement, Teri Kanefield

Label
The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement
Title
The girl from the tar paper school
Title remainder
Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Teri Kanefield
Title variation
Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement
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Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement
  • "Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkout--the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S.--jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up. Her school's case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped end segregation as part of Brown v. Board of Education. Barbara Johns grew up to become a librarian in the Philadelphia school system. The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography with social history and is illustrated with family photos, images of the school and town, and archival documents from classmates and local and national news media. The book includes a civil rights timeline, bibliography, and index."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanefield, Teri
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 1100
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
E185.97.J59
LC item number
K35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.6.
  • 10.0.
  • 7.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, Barbara Johns
  • Powell, Barbara Johns
  • Powell, Barbara Johns
  • Powell, Barbara Johns
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Segregation in education
  • Virginia
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Segregation in education
  • Virginia
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Segregation in education
  • Women civil rights workers
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Segregation in education
  • Virginia
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement, Teri Kanefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-51) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tar paper shack problem -- "A little child shall lead them" -- The quiet embrace of the woods -- The time has come -- Stick with us -- Reaching for the moon -- Pupil lashes out at principal -- A lawsuit is filed and the troubles begin -- The lost generation -- "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as strength." -- The birth of the civil rights movement -- Author's note -- Select civil rights timeline -- Endnotes -- Sources
Control code
ocn817721642
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781419707964
Lccn
2012040990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)817721642
Label
The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement, Teri Kanefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-51) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tar paper shack problem -- "A little child shall lead them" -- The quiet embrace of the woods -- The time has come -- Stick with us -- Reaching for the moon -- Pupil lashes out at principal -- A lawsuit is filed and the troubles begin -- The lost generation -- "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as strength." -- The birth of the civil rights movement -- Author's note -- Select civil rights timeline -- Endnotes -- Sources
Control code
ocn817721642
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781419707964
Lccn
2012040990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)817721642

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