Remembering Little Rock

Remembering Little Rock

Ten years ago, Sharon M. Draper was honored as National Teacher of the Year. Now this best-selling young adult author has written a historical fiction novel, Fire From the Rock (Dutton Juvenile, 2007), which tells the story of a young girl who must make a life-altering decision to be one of the first students to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. This book is particularly timely as this month marks the 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High School.

Says Draper: “I was a little girl in 1957, and I watched the events in Little Rock unfold at home on our fuzzy little black and white television. Somehow the combination of horror at what I saw and the courage of those nine students, who were just teenagers, stuck with me. They were just kids. I don’t think I could have done what they did.”



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