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Equal by Joyce Moyer Hostetter


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Equal by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
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May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9781684378135

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★ ”The 1950s…setting allows for the introduction of such topics as soldiers home from World War II and the Korean War coping with PTSD while working and raising families, the Cold War and fears of Russia attacking the U.S., and the resistance to the integration movement. This title can serve to help students understand these aspects of this period in U.S. history, as well as give some additional context to the world of their grandparents and great-grandparents. Given the recent conversations surrounding equality and the BLM demonstrations, this title could also serve to open the door to highly relevant class discussions on bullying, racism, and prejudice.” —School Library Connection, starred review

“In 1959, a North Carolina teen is caught up in the social changes of the times. This depiction of racial struggles as seen through the lens of the White community has a dense narrative that is well crafted but takes a gentle tone about a time that is anything but gentle. The author’s note provides information about actual events, including the racial terminology used at the time. A look back at a complex era that continues to resonate in today’s world.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“Set in western North Carolina in 1959, the fifth book in the ‘Bakers Mountain’ series explores racial inequality… (a) comprehensive and engaging choice for historical fiction collections.” —School Library Journal

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