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A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
by Sharon Langley, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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    List Price: $18.99
    Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781419736858
    Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Abrams
    Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe
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    Book Description:
    The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement

    A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley’s ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King’s dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors’ notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.

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