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Night on Fire

Title

Night on Fire

Authors

Ronald Kidd

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Co

Pages

288 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780807570241

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships ; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Race discrimination; single mother; racism; segregation

Annotation

When thirteen-year-old Billie Sims learns that the Freedom Riders, a civil rights group protesting segregation on buses in the summer of 1961, will be traveling through Anniston, Alabama, she thinks change could be coming to her stubborn town. But what starts as angry grumbles soon turns to brutality, and Billie is forced to reconsider her own views.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father; single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Volunteer State Book Award, 2018-2019; Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader; Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2016, Winner, Grades 4-6

Keywords

freedom rights; civil rights workers; Southern States; civil rights movement; violence; social change; African American; Alabama; race relations; Anniston

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Night on Fire

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