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With the Might of Angels : : the Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Book - 2011 Kids Book / Fiction / Historical / Dear America None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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"Hadley, Virginia, 1954"--Cover.
In 1955 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.


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Unique submitted by Motomori on July 21, 2013, 1:28pm This was quite a unique book. This is the story about a girl named Dawn ( or Dawnie as a nickname) who has to face the heavy racism in the 1950'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. She talks about her life and who she wants to be, knowing that she can only get her wish at this school.
I really enjoyed this book because it was one of the few books that I read that teach me an important lesson that I will always use for the rest of my life. I learned from peoples mistakes and learned about actual events that happened in real life. I think people of all ages will enjoy this book and I hope they learn the lessons I have learned about racism and hope.

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Dear America.

New York : Scholastic, 2011.
Year Published: 2011
Description: 324 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 740


Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

School integration -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.