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The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
The life of civil rights leader Daisy Bates is vividly detailed in this stirring new biography by an acclaimed husband-wife team. Throughout her life, Daisy Bates worked tirelessly for civil rights as…
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"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
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Away from the gate,

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please, please, please,


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A yearning for equality began to grow.

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I set the North Star in the heavens and I mean for you to be free....

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