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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

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

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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.