Night on fire

Title
Night on fire / Ronald Kidd.
Author
Kidd, Ronald,
Publication
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.

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Description
264 pages; 21 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Historical fiction.
Call Number
JFD 16-4019
ISBN
  • 9780807570241
  • 0807570249
Author
Kidd, Ronald, author.
Title
Night on fire / Ronald Kidd.
Publisher
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.
"Personally I don't mind them coming here but they might bother some of my customers. Thirteen-year old Billie Sims has heard things like this all her life, from the grocer down the road, from her neighbors at church, from her parents. But Billie never understood what all the fuss was about. Why do blacks and whites have separate entrances to the bus station in her town of Anniston, Alabama? Why can't her friend Jarmaine, have a milk shake with her at Wikle's? When Billie hears about a group calling themselves the Freedom Riders passing through Anniston to protest segregation on buses, she thinks change could be coming. But instead of embracing change, Billie's town responds with violence, and she finds herself at Forsyth & Sons Grocery watching a bus burn. Shocked by the actions of people she thought she knew, she realizes that freedom has a cost. But is she brave enough to stand up and fight for it?"--Jacket.
Research Call Number
JFD 16-4019
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