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The Girl on the Outside

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Written by award-winning author Mildred Pitts Walter and based on the 1957 Little Rock school integration, here is an exciting historical novel that tells the moving story of two teenaged girls--one white, one black--caught up in a southern town's fury.
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Published July 1st 1982 by William Morrow & Co
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Jakki
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A history lesson on the earliest stages of school desegregation told through the eyes of a popular, pretty and wealthy white high school girl angry about blacks coming to her all white school. As she gets to know one black girl in particular her heart and mind is changed and she embraces the humanity of those of a different race creating tension within her family and circle of friends. I will read this book again. Written in the 80s there are still lessons for today as prejudice continues in our ...more
Robin
Nov 11, 2008 rated it liked it
I want to like this book. I like that there is a book for kids (maybe 4th/5th/6th grade?) about Brown v. Board of Education.

Character development is insufficient, though. The racist white girl at the end saves the day and has a shift in her perspective-- great, but that needs to be motivated somehow... So I'm very excited for any children's historical fiction dealing with school integration, but I'm still looking for a good story...

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WOW!Great book
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Delegate to the 2nd World Black and African Festival of the Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1977. Graduate of Southern University with an MA in education from Antioch College. She lives in Denver, Colorado, and travels widely as an educational consultant.
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