A really powerful book about the difficulties faced when schools began to integrate as well as two girls' personal struggle with their sexuality. The main characters, Sarah and Linda, showed enormous growth and strength in learning to think for themselves and accept who they were, even when that would lead to conflict with their family and friends.
#adolescence #courage #racism #school #teenagers #lgbtq
Little Rock Desegregation 1957
This photo was taken by Will Counts and is considered, by the Associated Press, as one of the top 100 photographs of the 20th century. The photo shows fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Eckford being taunted as she attempts to enter high school. Elizabeth was one of the students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who were initially prevented from entering racially segregated Central High School, in Arkansas.