Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction WINNER 1997
"This book is important for the stories it tells, the pictures it shows, and especially for its prevailing message."–School Library Journal (starred review)
"The essays are sophisticated…but the interviews will grab elementary-grade readers."–Booklist
"This is must reading for all who are interested in America’s struggle for racial justice, then and now."–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.