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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.
Pub Info ©2020
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children     ON ORDER
 Falmouth-Children's-NEW  J 323.4 Lan     DUE 07-16-20
 Mashpee-Children's Coll.  J 305.8 LAN     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 305.8 LAN     AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for Falmouth-Children's Room.
1 copy ordered for South Yarmouth-Children's on 06-05-2020.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliog. 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 carrousel, 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.
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.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc..
Gwynn Oak Park (Woodlawn, Md.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Gwynn Oak (Baltimore, Md.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Maryland -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Autobiographies.
Subject Biography.
Genre Informational works.
Picture books.
Add Author Nathan, Amy, author.
Cooper, Floyd, illustrator.
ISBN 9781419736858
141973685X
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