This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.

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Interesting and excellent

I enjoyed this book and can’t wait for my child to read it! I didn’t know if the style (it’s all in verse) would work well through a whole book of this variety, but after a few chapters, I was hooked by both the content and the style. Please note that while it is rated pretty high for the amount of violence, there isn’t anything gruesome described. It is violence that is horrifying nonetheless, because it is hard to look at how people treated other people.... but it is not graphic. This is one of those books that I want to read with my child, because there is so much to be learned in terms of worldview and standing up for what is right. I think a child reading through it could easily miss so much of that.

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