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Freedom Summer
By Deborah Wiles and Jerome Lagarrigue (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date January 6, 2005
Pages 32
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689878299
ISBN-10 068987829X
Dimensions 0.25 by 10 by 9 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Joe and John Henry are the best of friends, but being black in the South in 1964, John Henry is not allowed to do everything his friend can, until the Civil Rights Act is passed and Joe and his friend challenge the prejudices of the town. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Henry swims better than anyone I know.
He crawls like a catfish,
blows bubbles like a swamp monster,
but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me.
He's not allowed.

Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780061099359 Book cover for 9780689878299
 
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Reprint edition from Aladdin Paperbacks (January 6, 2005)
9780689878299 | details & prices | 32 pages | 10.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
With A. A. Attanasio | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (March 1, 1992); titled "Hunting the Ghost Dancer"
9780061099359 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $4.99
This edition also contains Hunting the Ghost Dancer
About: In order to be accepted into a new tribe, Timov and Hamr, two survivors of a doomed people, must hunt the savage ghost dancer, a vicious Neanderthal that has been terrorizing the tribe.
School and Library
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from Atheneum (January 1, 2001)
9780689830167 | details & prices | 10.50 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.99
About: In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (January 1, 2005)
9780606333795 | details & prices | 10.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.85
About: In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is colored, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439590584 | details & prices | 32 pages | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | List price $16.99

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