Leon's story

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
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1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 2
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"Leon's Story is a powerful, wonderful thing!" -- Nikki Giovanni I remember that as a young boy I used to look in the mirror and I would curse my color, my blackness. But in those days they didn't call you "black." They didnt say "minority." They called us "colored" or "nigger." Leon Tillage grew up the son of a sharecropper in a small town in North Carolina. Told in vignettes, this is his story about walking four miles to the school for black children, and watching a school bus full of white children go past. It's about his being forced to sit in the balcony at the movie theater, hiding all night when the Klansmen came riding, and worse. Much worse. But it is also the story of a strong family and the love that bound them together. And, finally, it's about working to change an oppressive existence by joining the civil rights movement. Edited from recorded interviews conducted by Susan L. Roth, Leon's story will stay with readers long after they have finished his powerful account.
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Grouping Title leon s story
Grouping Author tillage leon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-19 04:47:34AM
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display_description The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.
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publishDate 1997
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- North Carolina -- Fuquay-Varina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Civil rights movements -- History -- Juvenile literature, Civil rights movements -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Fuquay-Varina (N.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, North Carolina -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature, Tillage, Leon, -- 1936-, Tillage, Leon, -- 1936- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
title_display Leon's story
title_full Leon's story / Leon Tillage, with pictures by Susan L. Roth
title_short Leon's story
topic_facet African Americans, Childhood and youth, Civil rights movements, History, Race relations, Tillage, Leon