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By Andrea Davis Pinkney. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school.
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She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead. This was a difficult book for me to review, because it was well-written and well-researched, but not to my personal tastes.
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I always feel bad trying to decide how to review a book when it's well-written but I just didn't enjoy it. And since the Dear America series is one of my favorite series, I had really hoped to enjoy this book, but it's a bad sign when it takes me over two weeks to finish a Dear America book. I think there were two main reasons why I didn't enjoy it very much. The first reason was that I couldn't relate to the main character at all.
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She was a tomboy who was obsessed with sports and loved baseball. I am the least athletic person on the planet, gym class was torture for me, and I just got bored and annoyed whenever she would write about sports or use some kind of sport-y metaphor Which was really often. And the second reason is that, after reading this book and a few others, I've come to the conclusion that for the most part, I just don't like historical fiction set after World War II.
It just seems too modern to me. If you are interested in the Civil Rights Movement or s history in general, and this book sounds like something you would enjoy, don't let my review put you off reading it.
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Pinkney, Andrea Davis. In Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period. Unique submitted by Motomori on July 21, , pm This was quite a unique book.
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This is the story about a girl named Dawn or Dawnie as a nickname who has to face the heavy racism in the 's. This all starts when she is the only black student at her school to integrate at what used to be ab only white school.
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