Dr. DiPietro - Lessons from Little Rock: Sober news reports of a U.S. Army convoy rumbling across the bridge into Little Rock cannot overpower this intimate, powerful, personal account of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. Showing what it felt like to be one of those nine students who wanted only a good high school education, Roberts's rich narrative & candid voice take readers through that rocky year, helping us realize that the historic events of the Little Rock…
"Open Hearts, Helping Hands: Prayers by Lay Volunteers in Mission," Complied by Carl Koch and Michael Culligan, Saint Mary's Press, 1993 Discovered this at the 2012 UCCE conference; good book for young adult volunteer groups; much better than Magis' "Building Community"
Narrated by the second of three sisters, “Silver Days” recounts the triumphs and setbacks of a Jewish refugee family from Hitler's Germany as they build a new life in New York and California. This novel is the sequel to Levitin’s “Journey to America”.
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During World War II, a 15-year-old girl meets a young Jewish refugee in a New York shelter and soon learns the history behind her city through interaction with her new friend, as well as the barriers that exist when different cultures unite. Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.