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A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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In 1951, Carlotta Walls Lanier was one of the nine African-American students to integrate Little Rock High School, and the first to earn a diploma. Here she provides a firsthand account of her experiences - including the bombing that rocked her home, the constant threats she and her classmates faced, and the pressure and bullying her parents endured.

©2009 Carlotta Walls LaNier (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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"A worthy contribution to the history of civil rights in America." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • C. Cherie
  • Holly Springs, NC United States
  • 05-03-19

informative and well done<br />

purchased because my son is reading the book in school. it helps his comprehension to have the book read to him with all the emotion and proper inflection. I loved the narrator. the only problem is the chapters do not match up. I believe they forgot to put a section for the prolgue.

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The best book I ever read

The review I gave was mainly really good. because this book was really good because i fill like knowing her and the rest of her friends story’s were the best. also I would tell my friends to let them know how good this book Is and how this book tells about racism and because of this seems the best book to read.

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Chapters aren’t matches up

Chapters on audio do not match up with book. Frustrating and hard to find pages.

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gud stuf

Very good book. Eye opening. I enjoyed the in depth detail of the constant verbal and physical abuse that these kids faces that helps the reader understand and connect with them. very well done.

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Beautifully told story

Ms Lanier's story exceeded my expectations. I cried with her and rallied behind as she told her story. After hearing her story I am filled with gratitude for the sacrifice she and her comrades made for me. Thank you Ms Lanier!

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A Mighty Long Way

Courageous story told exceptionally well. This book should be a must read in every High School Social Study or History Class in the USA. We must not forget.