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Swain, Gwenyth.
New York : Sleeping Bear Press, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 3.8
ISBN 1585363243
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It is 1963. Janie, her dad, and others are riding a bus from Indianapolis to Washington, D.C. to hear a man named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. There are many people on the bus, some like her, many are not, and it is a long, long ride. At some of the stops along the way, Janie is surprised when they cannot eat at a restaurant because some of the people on the bus are black and the restaurant will not serve them. What will happen when they stop to use the restroom and there is a sign that says, “No coloreds?” By the time they reach Washington, Janie learns that everyone has “got the choice to do the right thing or not.”  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:      March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963.
                        King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. I have a dream.
                        Civil rights demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
                        African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
                        Children, White -- Indiana -- Indianapolis.
                        Bus travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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