The Girl from the Tar Paper School
Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause.
Published January 7, 2014. Hardcover. 56 pages
Origin: United States
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