Thulani Davis 1959

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1959

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Paperback. Pub the Date: August. 2001 Pages: 297 Publisher: Grove Press Atlantic Monthly Press Thulani Davis's 1959 is a powerful. Poignant coming-of-age novel that captures a dramatic moment in American history as clearly as a photograph. It's the summer of 1959 and Willie Tarrant of Turner. Virginia. is twelve. Her father and other adults in the town are worried about integration - how it will affect their children's safety and the quality of their education - but for Willie it's just another problem she's going to have to deal with. like her chores and beginning to go out with boys. Willie and her friends - kids from good families with good grades - are being groomed to be sent in the first wave. Before this can happen. though. eight black college students. wearing suits and fresh haircuts. go into the Woolworth's lunch counter - changing everything. In 1959 one of the mo...

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In the summer of 1959, 12-year-old Willie Tarrant's father and other adults are worried about integration in Turner, Virginia--how it will affect their children's safety and education. For Willie, it will be just another problem to deal with--like her chores. Willie and her friends are to be sent with the first wave--but then eight college students go into the Woolworth's lunch counter and change everything.

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