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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (150 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney Narrator: Channie Waites Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dear America Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545437059
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Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.

NARRATOR: TBA
FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged

In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead.

However, not everyone supports integration and much of the town is outraged at the decision. Dawnie must endure the harsh realities of racism firsthand, while continuing to work hard to get a good education and prove she deserves the opportunity. But the backlash against Dawnie's attendance of an all-white school is more than she's prepared for. W
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Channie Waites gives immediacy to Dawnie’s life. Waites radiates exuberance as Dawnie dreams of her future; delivers steely voices during each racial confrontation, whether in the science lab or on the front lawn; rails with Dawnie’s exasperation at her autistic younger brother, and provides a tone of spunk for Dawnie’s friend, Gertie. In the narrator role, Waites’s words move the story fluidly from episode to episode.” 

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  • “Read with passion and expression, listeners will admire the spunky young girl in this entertaining, historically-based recording.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “While many contemporary accounts of the Civil Rights movement focus on the courage, integrity and character of those who pioneered the struggle, Pinkney does a commendable job imagining both the setting and the inner emotions that ordinary children might have wrestled with as they stepped into history.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Tongate | 1/12/2014

    " Incredible read on audio. Fabulous reader. First Dear America I've read and will look for more on audio. Ring that bell, Dawnie Ray! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 10/15/2013

    " Read my review at Gator Book Chomp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 8/19/2013

    " I started out reading this with my girls, but then they had their school books to read so we had to stop. I was hooked and decided to read it on my own. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 7/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting reading about the end of segregation in schools, from a childs point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatrix | 5/20/2013

    " I liked the book but it makes me mad because it is about how African Americans were treated in the 1900s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hailey Dunn | 3/24/2013

    " It was a wonderful story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/23/2013

    " Good story about a 7th-grade girl integrating a school in Virginia. The story is told with dignity and candor, and has an interesting subplot about her brother with autism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/3/2013

    " An interesting story with a generous selection of historical details that children will absorb well to aid understanding of the civil rights movement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 11/19/2012

    " I didn't like how Goober was shoehorned in, but despite the tried and true format of a Dear America diary, I really liked this book... It was a hard read at times but it was a hard subject... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandybear76 | 11/18/2012

    " Interesting to read about integration in the South through the eyes of an African-American young girl attending an all-white school in the 1960's. She was a brave girl but her family became brave too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 11/11/2012

    " This book was very well done. I've read all the other "Dear America" books, and some are great, some are so-so, and some are good. This is one of the "great" ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marymary | 8/23/2012

    " Andrea Davis Pinkney created a great work in the historical novel. I loved her end notes about her Dad keeping newspaper clippings and how she was able to use that as research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/18/2011

    " Definitely one of the best Dear America books I've read and I've read them all! haha "

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About the Author
Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea David Pinkney is the author of many award-winning books for children, many of which were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic. They live in Brooklyn with their two children.