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Author Langley, Sharon, 1963- author.

Title A ride to remember : a civil rights story / by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 305.8009 LAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream ... The carousel, fully functional, now resides on the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Langley, Sharon, 1963- -- Juvenile literature.
African American girls -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Merry-go-round -- Juvenile literature.
Gwynn Oak Park (Woodlawn, Md.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Gwynn Oak (Baltimore, Md.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Maryland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Amusement parks -- Maryland -- Woodlawn -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Maryland -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Maryland -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Maryland -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Informational works.
Picture books.
Added Author Nathan, Amy, author.
Cooper, Floyd, illustrator.
ISBN 9781419736858 hardcover with jacket
141973685X hardcover with jacket

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