A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
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Product Number: Z10380
Released: Sep 02, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490665962
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When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the "Little Rock Nine," as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

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A Mighty Long Way
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Product Number CF388
Released: Dec 02, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440764639
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Narrator(s): Carlotta Walls Lanier
Product Number Z100144851
Released: Apr 16, 2019
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593104194
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Product Number EB00161894
Released: Dec 27, 2013
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Publisher: One World
ISBN: #9780345517241

Professional reviews

"In a respectful, serious tone, Lizan Mitchell narrates the personal story of Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine, who challenged the policy of educational segregation in Arkansas during the Civil Rights movement. Carlotta's story recounts her life from her childhood in Little Rock though the Civil Rights era and all the way to Barack Obama's 2008 election to the highest office in the land. Mitchell's forte is expressing the emotional aspects of the story, especially her struggles to move on from the hate and discrimination she faced during her teen years. The one distraction from the excellent narration is the chapter read by Peter Fernandez. Since Mitchell reads the rest of the story on her own, including all the quotes, it's surprising to suddenly hear Fernandez's voice. Furthermore, the switch seems unnecessary. E.N. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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