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The Rock and the River

by Kekla Magoon

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The Time: 1968

The Place: Chicago

For thirteen-year-old Sam it's not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever.

Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick's bed, he's not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore.

Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect chnage without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam beings to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he's involved in something far more serious -- and more dangerous -- than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river?


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Publisher: Aladdin

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781439153352
  • Release date: January 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781439153352
  • File size: 263 KB
  • Release date: January 6, 2009

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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Levels

ATOS: 3.9
Lexile® Measure: 550
Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)

The Time: 1968

The Place: Chicago

For thirteen-year-old Sam it's not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever.

Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick's bed, he's not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore.

Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect chnage without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam beings to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he's involved in something far more serious -- and more dangerous -- than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river?


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Aladdin

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 6, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781439153352
    Release date: January 6, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781439153352
    File size: 263 KB
    Release date: January 6, 2009

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 3.9
    Lexile® Measure: 550
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)