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by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. 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. However, not everyone supports integration and much of the town is outraged at the decision. Dawnie must endure the harsh realities of racism firsthand, while continuing to work hard to get a good education and prove she deserves the opportunity. But the backlash against Dawnie's attendance of an all-white school is more than she's prepared for. When her father loses his job as a result, and her little brother is constantly bullied, Dawnie has to wonder if it's worth it. In time, Dawnie learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.
Download Dear America: With the Might of Angels epub
ISBN: 0545297052
ISBN13: 978-0545297059
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 336 pages
ePUB size: 1324 kb
FB2 size: 1107 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 792
Other Formats: lrf mbr lrf azw

With the might of angels reminds me a lot of an older book called Mary Jane. Both Mary Jane and Dawnie are African amercian girls starting the school year at a all white school, both girls deal with a lot of prejudice, but if you ask me which one I like better, I say Dawnie. Dawnie is a tomboy who loves to jump on her pogo stick, play baseball, and is happier in jeans than dresses. She is also very bright and aspires to be a doctor. She also likes Jackie Robinson (which appeals to me, because I like him, too) and writes him letters. Dawnie thinks because of her skin color, she can't do the things she wants. She starts out at a new school, once an all white one, and faces lots of prejudice from students and teachers. I like dawnie because she is a realistic character, and her story really shows the hardships African American people and students faced at the time. Dawnie's old school is shameful, and lacks decent supplies. Dawnie finds a friend in another girl who is ostracized also. it's a really good book and it also has a lot of humor. Another great book in the dear America series
My 10 year old can and does read these stories herself, but she also sometimes likes me to read to her at bedtime. This story is one that she has requested more than once (so I've read it at least twice and my guess is she has read it at least 4 or 5 times.)
This particular book is special to me because it covers a period of time that I remember, though it is set slightly before my time, I attended public schools that were still in the early stages of integration and busing. This is not ancient history. I saw that so many African American students went through a lot just to get a good education. Even though the Dear America stories are composites and not actual biographies of individuals, they are well researched and this one rings true in every respect. It has lead to some good discussions with my daughter.
Beyond that, we both love the character of Dawnie. I'm not a literary critic, but she seems very "well rounded" to me. She's not saccharin sweet, yet I would love to have Dawnie as a friend. She's gutsy, funny, and poetic.
By the way, the quote in this review title is from my daughter.
Heartwarming, enlightening, humorous! I felt I was a part of this story; I became a bystander and could literally feel the same emotions felt by Dawnie.
Every child in America should read this book. THIS should be required reading in every school instead of the trash perpetrated on our children nowadays!
I would recommend this book for all students in grades 4-12. This book is easy to read and understand. Although it is a historical fiction, the information is compelling and insightful. It will also serve as a reminder to adults who lived through the transitions of the 1960's-1980's.
Longer and more detailed than the earlier books in this series. Very good pacing, very nice lead character.
Great book....I read this at the library and would recommend the story to anyone wishing to know more about history...even through fictional stories
LOve this story
The pages aren't in the best possible condition. .however text legible..And it took over a month to be delivered. I am satisfied nevertheless.