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Circle of Fire (American Girl History Mysteries #14)

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Mendy, a 12-year-old-girl in 1958 Tennessee, must find a way to warn officials about the KKK's plan to bomb the school during a speech.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by American Girl Publishing Inc (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 17, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This is the 14th book in the History Mysteries series and is based on a real event, a planned attempt by some KKK members to blow up a school that Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady, was going to make a speech at. This was the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee on June 17, 1958. She had been making speeches in various places against racism, and the KKK members decided they were going to bomb the school where she was speaking. It turned out there was an F.B.I. informant in their mid ...more
Anne Dart
Nov 01, 2015 Anne Dart rated it really liked it
Interesting way of presenting activities of the KKK. I lived during those times. I like the way Coleman has fictionalized historical events. Since this was primarily a story of a 12-year-old black girl and a 14-year-old white boy, this would be an excellent book for middle school (7th-9th grades) to learn about the destructive forces of the KKK 60 years ago. The author's explanation at the end of the book adds insight.
Fayth Williams
Mar 04, 2016 Fayth Williams rated it really liked it
I just took a trip down memory lane today. You know the stories that stick with you forever but you don't remember what book they're from??
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE.
Nostalgic flashbacks from every cover. I miss my childhood; I could read whenever I wanted. *sigh*
Renee
Sep 03, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it
This was an excellent book in the American Girl History Mystery series! I really enjoyed this one! This one is perhaps another of my favorites in this series. The story was well-written and kept me guessing, and I was intrigued the whole time. This was a great read!
Jerzi McCormick
Mar 07, 2015 Jerzi McCormick rated it it was amazing
Hey do you read the book
Meadow Frisbie
Dec 15, 2008 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it
It’s 1958. Mendy Thompson’s secret hideaway is the most beautiful place she knows—a hidden forest clearing near her home in the Tennessee mountains. When Mendy discovers that trespassers are coming to clearing at night, trampling and littering it, she tries to scare them away. But the intruders are filled with hate. Instead of leaving the clearing, they turn on Mendy… and on those she loves. Even death hits the ones she loves. Mends has never imagined such hatred—and now she must find a way to f ...more
Rivka Ray
It has been a few years since I have even read a History Mystery. This was the first one I read and it was definitely my favorite. I read it in two days and looked up information on the event afterwards. I remember I kept talking to all my friends about it. I read a lot of books when I was younger (still do) but this one really stands out in my mind.
Kristine Hansen
A story set in the South during the time of Civil Rights and the KKK. A girl finds evil in the clearing that had been her refuge, and takes on the challenge of stopping it all by herself. Enthralling and scary, with a very clever girl as the heroine. Really liked this one. :)
Beka
Oct 06, 2015 Beka rated it liked it
Tough to get into, but a good ending.
Elevetha
It was all right. 9+.
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