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Night on fire

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Thirteen-year-old Billie Simms doesn't think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, but few of the town's residents share her opinion. As equality spreads across the country and the Civil Rights Movement gathers momentum, Billie can't help but feel stuck--and helpless--in a stubborn town too set in its ways to realize that the world is passing it by. So when Billie learns that the Freedom Riders, a group of peace activists riding interstate buses to protest segregation, will be traveling through Anniston on their way to Montgomery, she thinks that maybe change is finally coming and her quiet little town will shed itself of its antiquated views. But what starts as a series of angry grumbles soon turns to brutality as Anniston residents show just how deep their racism runs. The Freedom Riders will resume their ride to Montgomery, and Billie is now faced with a choice: stand idly by in silence or take a stand for what she believes in. Through her own decisions and actions and a few unlikely friendships, Billie is about to come to grips with the deep-seated prejudice of those she once thought she knew, and with her own inherent racism that she didn't even know she had.
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Grouping Title night on fire
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-21 22:43:51PM
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display_description "Personally I don't mind them coming here but they might bother some of my customers. Thirteen-year old Billie Sims has heard things like this all her life, from the grocer down the road, from her neighbors at church, from her parents. But Billie never understood what all the fuss was about. Why do blacks and whites have separate entrances to the bus station in her town of Anniston, Alabama? Why can't her friend Jarmaine, have a milk shake with her at Wikle's? When Billie hears about a group calling themselves the Freedom Riders passing through Anniston to protest segregation on buses, she thinks change could be coming. But instead of embracing change, Billie's town responds with violence, and she finds herself at Forsyth & Sons Grocery watching a bus burn. Shocked by the actions of people she thought she knew, she realizes that freedom has a cost. But is she brave enough to stand up and fight for it?"--Jacket.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- Fiction, Alabama -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Alabama -- Race relations -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- Fiction, Civil rights workers -- Fiction, Civil rights workers -- United States -- Juvenile fiction, Fredome Rides, 1961 -- Fiction, Freedom Rides, 1961 -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile, Social change -- Juvenile fiction, Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- Juvenile fiction, Violence -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Night on fire
title_full Night on Fire, Night on fire / Ronald Kidd
title_short Night on fire
topic_facet African Americans, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, Civil rights workers, Fredome Rides, 1961, Freedom Rides, 1961, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Race relations, Social change, Violence