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Home Children's Books The Power of One

The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
by: Dennis Brindell Fradin; Judith Bloom Fradin

Clarion Books
ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618315567; $19.00
ISBN-10: 061831556X
Hardcover; 176 pages
Publication Date: 12/20/2004
Trim Size: 8.00 x 10.00
Carton Quantity: 12
Age Range: 10-14 years
Grade Range: Grades 5-9

 

Subject(s):
JUVENILE NONFICTION: Biography&Autobiography- Historical
JUVENILE NONFICTION: People & Places-US/African-American
JUVENILE NONFICTION: Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism


Description:
The life of civil rights leader Daisy Bates is vividly detailed in this stirring new biography by an acclaimed husband-wife team. Throughout her life, Daisy Bates worked tirelessly for civil rights as an activist, journalist, and organizer. She first captured national attention as the mentor of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. During this crisis President Dwight Eisenhower was forced to use federal troops to insure the admission of the students, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. In 1999, just hours after her funeral, President Bill Clinton bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Little Rock Nine, and two years later Daisy Bates was honored by a state holiday in Arkansas. In this noteworthy companion to their other distinguished biographies of African Americans, Dennis and Judith Fradin have drawn upon a trove of archival material including papers, correspondence, and photographs of her life and work. They also interviewed some of her living relatives and members of the Little Rock Nine. The result is a compelling, inspiring book about the courage and determination of one woman in the face of prejudice and intolerance. Endnotes, bibliography, index.

 

 
 

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