Recounts the events as remembered by one of the first nine Black students
The author reflects on her role in the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. A 16-year-old girl at the time, the author was among the first nine black students to attend that school--a situation that brought out the best, and the worst, in her neighbors and fellow students. The integration of Central High School was, and continues to be, an important turning point in the American civil rights movement.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science, Education, Juvenile Nonfiction