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Fire from the rock by Sharon M. Draper

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Published by Dutton Children"s Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Race relations -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Family -- Arkansas -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Schools -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Little Rock (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction

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About the Edition

In 1957, Sylvia Patterson"s life--that of a normal African American teenager--is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock"s Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school. Includes author"s note and related websites.

Edition Notes

Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 9.0 116591.

StatementSharon M. Draper.
GenreJuvenile fiction
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p.
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23276566M
ISBN 100525477209
ISBN 109780525477204
LC Control Number2006102952

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A typical teenager, fifteen-year-old Sylvia thinks about school, friends, and boys. She is unsure when she is chosen to be one of the students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in , and worries about the violence and racism in her city. Fire from the Rock - Sharon M. Draper - Google Books Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be 4/5(10). book review: Fire from the Rock author: Sharon Draper publisher: Speak; main character: Sylvia Patterson "Great fiction comes from powerful realities." Thus states Sharon Draper as she describes her own past that was woven into Fire from the rock. Draper was a child in , the year this story takes place. One of her. Get this from a library! Fire from the rock. [Sharon M Draper] -- In , Sylvia Patterson's life--that of a normal African American teenager--is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black.

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Oct 02,  · RAC Book: Yes. Sylvia Patterson lives in Little Rock, Arkansas in the year The big issue in her town is the new order to integrate their schools. Her older brother, Reggie, wants to be one of the lucky chosen few but due to his short temper he is not selected. Mar 16,  · Sharon Draper does an excellent job with "Fire from the Rock" depicting the horrifying times of Civil Rights. Sylvia has the opportunity to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas which is both exhilarating and frightening at the same time. /5(42). Dec 12,  · Fire from the Rock by Sharon M. Draper in DJVU, FB2, FB3 download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Sep 01,  · Fire From the Rock is a book for children ages 10 - Any virtuous person would want to read this book. My opinion on why the author wrote this book is to inform people of how African American people's lives were so hard and tough. If you are African America, white, Spanish, Asian, whatever you may be, this is indeed the right book for you.5/5(5).