A Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Story

ISBN-10: 141973685X
ISBN-13: 9781419736858
Author: Langley, Sharon and Amy Nathan
Illustrated by: Cooper, Floyd
Interest Level: 1-4
Publisher: Abrams Books

Publication Date: January 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades 1-4

Reading Level

Guided Reading: O
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc

Description
The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement. Ride to Remember tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors' notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.
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