With the Might of Angels

With the Might of Angels

by Andrea Davis Pinkney


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Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson's life turns upside down after the Supreme Court rules in favor of desegregation in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Her parents decide that Dawnie will attend Prettyman Coburn, a previously all-white school -- but she'll be the only one of her friends to enroll in this new school.

Not everyone in Dawnie's town of Hadley, Virginia, supports integration, though, and much of the community is outraged by the decision. As she starts school, Dawnie encounters the harsh realities of racism. But the backlash against her arrival at Prettyman Coburn is more than she's prepared for, and she begins to wonder if the hardship is worth it. Will Dawnie be able to hold on to the true meaning of justice and remain faithful to her own sense of integrity?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338530957
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Dear America Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 150,630
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have made an outstanding contribution to the field of children's literature both as individuals and as a team. Between them, they have published more than 70 children's books that have received the highest awards and accolades, including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Honors, NAACP Image Award nominations, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, to name a few. To learn more, please visit andreadavispinkney.com and brianpinkney.net.

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With the Might of Angels 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
gigiMH More than 1 year ago
purchased for granddaughter, however, my daughter started reading it and couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont listen to the second part of what the person above my review said. ALL dear america books are good including I walk in dread. Tes the book is sad but it is still a very good book. Trust me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. If you need a histirical fiction book this is the one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok this was the best very insparing!!! Im 10 and i read it when i was 9 love it
queenpanda0 More than 1 year ago
The diary is about a girl Dawnie Rae Johnson, that goes to an all-white school, the only black student there. She shows how she never gave up, even though she really wanted to, that she along with her parents never gave up. The diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson is the best book I have read, in the view of a young 12 year old girl that for the first time in her life, goes to an all white school. Andrea D. Pinkney has caught the essence in the history of the segregation of the black's from white's. I have read several books as my sister has and have never seen one that even comes close to showing the true nature of what African-American's have went through doing the years. I strongly recommend this book to all. Everyone should read this diary and know that even though it is based on some fact, it shows the truth in a child's eye. Everyone go and get a copy, as every child should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! My favorite thing to do is read, so this book was read in 1 day by a 7 year old girl!!! Can you believe it???????!!!!!!!!!!!! That girl was no doubt 7 year old me!!!!! I am now 11years old!!!!!!!! People say that I am so smart. I love the attention. The name of me is KARISSA AUGUSTINE!!!!!! I am here to beat any readind contest!!!!!!! Give me a 300 page book, done in a easy hour and a half. WINK WINK WINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!Its amazing to think that people lived like that.....
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Loooks vearry good;we will wait and see...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far from what i've read its very good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All dear americas are good except i walk in dread it is super sad