Night on fire (156074)
Physical 264 pages
Copyrighted 2015
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company (10228)
Audience Intermediate, Junior High School (IJ)

Thirteen-year-old Billie Sims, a white girl in 1960s Alabama, and her black friend Jarmaine, get caught up in the Freedom Rides passing through her town on the way to Birmingham. Along the way, change comes to Billie, her family, and her town in big and small ways. The people Billie thought she knew become an angry mob that burns the bus and beats the Riders in front of her local grocery store, while she watches along with her good ol' boy father and the Alabama Highway Patrol. The protagonist's direct and courageous response to her new awareness, along with a love of adventure and a new friend, carries her all the way to Montgomery, to the First Baptist Church to hear Dr. King speak. Reading level: 4.5. Interest level: 5-7. Lexile: 600.
Author Kidd, Ronald
Dimensions 21 cm.
ISBN 9780807570241
Pub Loc Chicago, Illinois
Subjects Historical fiction
Civil rights workers—Fiction
Reading Counts RC—3.4
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS—4.3
Fredome Rides, 1961—Fiction
African Americans—Civil rights—Southern States—History—Fic
Civil rights movements—Southern States—History—Fiction
Call# F Kid
Children's/young adult books Children's Library, 3 copies

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