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A Mighty Long Way

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“A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation.”—Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
 
“Provides important context for an important moment in America’s history.”—Associated Press
 
When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America.
 
For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist...

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 25, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780345517241
  • Release date: August 25, 2009

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780345517241
  • File size: 6718 KB
  • Release date: August 25, 2009

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English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1040
Text Difficulty:6-8

“A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation.”—Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
 
“Provides important context for an important moment in America’s history.”—Associated Press
 
When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America.
 
For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist...

Expand title description text