Great for your class for Black History Month! This is the story of a young African-American girl who bravely goes to an all-white school in the early days of integration in America in the 1960's. She helped to show that black and white children can learn together in school.
This is a third-grade Level P reader. The first page of this book highlights specific grade-level concepts and vocabulary. An accompanying set of worksheets reviews the targeted literary skills.
This original series of leveled books is written to incorporate the Fountas and Pinnell leveled vocabulary, Rebecca Sitton spelling words, and general core curriculum standards for grades K-6 in the United States.
This book is also part of the collection I have posted titled "Famous African-Americans" for grades 1-3. The collection features books on ten African-Americans and their contributions to America:
Martin Luther King, Jr. - preacher; civil rights leader (level D)
Garrett Morgan - inventor (level F)
Richard Allen - builder and legislator (level H)
Sojourner Truth - women's rights; freedom activist (level L)
W.E.B. DuBois - educator; founder of NAACP (level M)
George Washington Carver - farmer and scientist (level M)
Thurgood Marshall - lawyer; Supreme Court Justice (level M)
Ruby Bridges - six-year-old student (level P)
Benjamin Banneker - architect of Capitol (level P)
Harriet Tubman - freedom fighter (level P)
I also have many other biographies available for grades 1 - 6. Check them out!