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Fire from the Rock
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Sharon Draper
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Fire from the Rock

Sharon Draper



Children's & Educational;
School stories (Children's&YA);
Historical fiction (Children's&YA)


231 pages

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Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.

By:   Sharon Draper
Imprint:   Speak
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9780142411995
ISBN 10:   014241199X
Pages:   231
Publication Date:   August 2008
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sharon M. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Draper offers an emotional tale about integrity, justice, and determination. -KLIATT

  • Short-listed for Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Grades 6-8) 2010
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