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Earl B. Peterson is angry after the Ku Klux Klan bombs his house, killing his mother. When his plummeting grades put him in danger of losing his college scholarship, a teacher asks ace student Shirley Dupree to tutor him in algebra. But there is constant tension between the classmates, as she is active in the nonviolence movement and he’s only interested in revenge. In this novel for young people set against the backdrop of the Birmingham Children’s March in the 1960s, the characters help where adults had failed in transforming public opinion and energizing the civil-rights movement.
ISBN: 9781455624928
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Alabama
Images: 25
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
For thirty years, Rhonda Lynn Rucker has been a professional musician, author, and storyteller. Performing as the duo, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, she and her husband have recorded ten albums together. Their CD, TREASURES & TEARS, was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award, and their music is included on the Grammy-nominated anthology, SINGING THROUGH THE HARD TIMES. Rhonda's Civil War-era novel, SWING LOW, SWEET HARRIET, was a Crystal Kite Award finalist. Her more recent books, MAKE A CHANGE and WELCOME TO BOMBINGHAM, take place during the civil rights movement, one of her favorite time periods because of its powerful soundtrack of spirited songs. The Ruckers' performing credits include the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Festival, NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, and the International Storytelling Center. Sparky and Rhonda have also led and participated in workshops at the Highlander Research and Education Center, which was instrumental in energizing and organizing people during the civil rights movement. Sparky and Rhonda sell their CDs and books at concerts and through their website.
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