Night on Fire
Albert Whitman & Co
Family Relationships ; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Race discrimination; single mother; racism; segregation
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.
mother and father; single mother
African American / White
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
freedom rights; civil rights workers; Southern States; civil rights movement; violence; social change; African American; Alabama; race relations; Anniston
Kidd, Ronald, "Night on Fire" (2015). DIVerse Families. 900.