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Freedom Summer (Reprint) (Paperback) (Deborah Wiles)

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John Henry swims better than anyone I know.
He crawls like a catfish,
blows bubbles like a swamp monster,
but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me.
He's not allowed.

Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.
In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Deborah Wiles
Language: English
Street Date: January 6, 2005
TCIN: 13117459
UPC: 9780689878299
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-7140
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