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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Remember The Journey to School Integration

Remember The Journey to School Integration

Fall 2004 Non-Fiction
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0-618-39740-x
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Review:
This photo-history of the difficult period after the Supreme Court ruled segregation in schools unconstitutional opens by drawing the reader into the introduction: "This is a book about you."

In picture book format, the lines of text discuss the carefully chosen photographs in simple, clear prose using the first person narrator point-of-view. "I see in her face just a girl. She sees in my face another girl. Maybe not friends, but simply girls together."

A variety of photographs are included to document the times, depicting the complicated and complex reality. The photographs elicit thoughtful responses; and many, a happy, hopeful response.

Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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