The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

By Susan E. Goodman
Illustrators Illustrated by E. B. Lewis Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Imprint Bloomsbury ISBN


Awards and Honors NCTE Orbis Pictus Award 2017, Honor Book<br> CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2<br> 2017 Capitol Choices, Seven to Ten<br> CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016<br> 2016 Cybils Finalist, Elementary/Juvenile Nonfiction<br> ILA Teachers’ Choices 2017 Reading List<br> 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor, Younger Children

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

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One day in 1847, a policeman walked into Boston's Otis School and told four-year-old Sarah Roberts to leave. Although "whites-only," the school was the closest to their home, so Sarah's parents fought back. Integration time line. "What Happened to Our Heroes?" information. Sources and resources. Author's note. Full-color watercolor and gouache illustrations.
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