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Blue, Rose.
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2009
IL K-3, RL 2.7
ISBN 0525478493
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Ron is the best customer at the Lake City Public Library Ė almost.  He can read as long as he wants to and as many books as he wants to, under one condition.  He has to keep all the books in the library and is not allowed to check any of them out.  He knows why, and he doesnít think itís fair!  Ron is not allowed to check any of the books out of the library because his skin color is black, and only white people are allowed to have a library card.  One day when Ron is 9 years old, he has a plan to change all that, but when his momma and the police are called, will Ronís plan work or get him in even worse trouble?  This story is based on a true event from the childhood of shuttle astronaut Ron McNair.    (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     McNair, Ronald E., 1950-1986 -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
                        Segregation -- Fiction.
                        Libraries -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        South Carolina -- History -- Fiction.

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