Remember: The Journey to School Integration

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 78 pages
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Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison’s text—a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of “separate but equal” schooling. Remember is a unique pictorial and narrative journey that introduces children to a watershed period in American history and its relevance to us today.
Remember will be published on the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ending legal school segregation, handed down on May 17, 1954.
 

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

The photographs in this book are amazing. They're huge and clear and they show schoolchildren throughout the process of integration. Some of the photos are painful, like the one of teenage boys ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

In her wonderful way, Toni Morrison, through actual photos, takes the reader outside the classroom where children are heckled and cruelly taunted when attempting to attend public school. With ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1893
Section 2
1914
Section 3
1927
Section 4
1931
Section 5
1934
Section 6
1956
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About the author (2004)

Toni Morrison is a master storyteller. Her groundbreaking novel Beloved won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. In 1993 she became the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Morrison is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. Remember is her first historical work for young people.

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