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A ride to remember : a merry-go-round and its civil rights story / Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan.

Langley, Sharon, 1963- (author.). Nathan, Amy, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Alexander Hamilton Memorial System.
  • 6 of 6 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library JB LAN (Text) 37268003060696 AHMFL Juvenile Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419736858
  • ISBN: 141973685X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream ... The carrousel, fully functional, now resides on the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American girls > Maryland > Baltimore > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Merry-go-round > Juvenile literature.
Gwynn Oak Park (Woodlawn, Md.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Gwynn Oak (Baltimore, Md.) > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > Maryland > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Amusement parks > Maryland > Woodlawn > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > Maryland > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements > Maryland > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Maryland > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Juvenile works.

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