With the Might of Angels (Dear America) (Paperback)

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Bestselling author and Coretta Scott King Award winner Andrea Davis Pinkney presents a moving fictional account of school desegregation in the Civil Rights Era.

Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson's life turns upside down after the Supreme Court rules in favor of desegregation in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Her parents decide that Dawnie will attend Prettyman Coburn, a previously all-white school -- but she'll be the only one of her friends to enroll in this new school.

Not everyone in Dawnie's town of Hadley, Virginia, supports integration, though, and much of the community is outraged by the decision. As she starts school, Dawnie encounters the harsh realities of racism. But the backlash against her arrival at Prettyman Coburn is more than she's prepared for, and she begins to wonder if the hardship is worth it. Will Dawnie be able to hold on to the true meaning of justice and remain faithful to her own sense of integrity?

About the Author


Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have made an outstanding contribution to the field of children's literature both as individuals and as a team. Between them, they have published more than 70 children's books that have received the highest awards and accolades, including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Honors, NAACP Image Award nominations, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, to name a few. To learn more, please visit andreadavispinkney.com and brianpinkney.net.

Praise For…


"Funny, determined, and insightful, With the Might of Angels introduces a new generation of kids to an important period in American history. This wonderful fictional character and her real-life heroes will inspire generations to come." -- Sharon Robinson, critically acclaimed author of The Hero Two Doors Down

"Dawnie is a wonderfully drawn character whose lively and poignant diary entries -- including letters to her hero, Jackie Robinson -- detail her dreams, fears, frustrations, and achievements, personalizing segregation's and integration's diverse impacts." -- Booklist

"Outstanding . . . Pinkney paints a vivid picture." -- Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338530957
ISBN-10: 133853095X
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 336
Series: Dear America