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Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

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"Wiles delivers her message incisively through the credible voices of her young characters, narrator Joe and his best friend, John Henry, whose mother works as housekeeper for Joe's family. Joe and John spend many hours swimming together in the creek because John is not allowed in the public pool, so on the day the Civil Rights Act is enacted, they visit the town pool together, excited about diving for nickels in the clear water. instead they find a work crew, including John Henry's older brother, filling in the pool with asphalt. John Henry's voice shakes. `White folks don't want colored folks in their pool.' the tale ends on an upbeat if tenuous note."-Publishers Weekly Ages 4-8

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