A snapshot of the civil rights movement in one city provides insight into the important role of individual communities as change moved through the country a case study of how citizens of one city both precipitated and responded to the whirlwind of social change around them Kirkus Reviews A profoundly moving tribute to the intrepid unsung heroes who risked their lives to help bring an end to Balti s Jim Crow Era Kam Williams, syndicated columnistOn August 28, 1963 the day of Martin Luther King Jr s famous I Have a Dream speech segregation ended finally at Balti s Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, after nearly a decade of bitter protests Eleven month old Sharon Langley was the first African American child to go on a ride there that day, taking a spin on the park s merry go round, which since 1981 has been located on the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C Round and Round Together weaves the story of the struggle to integrate that Balti amusement park into the story of the civil rights movement as a whole Round and Round Together is illustrated with archival photos from newspapers and other sources, as well as personal photos from family albums of individuals interviewed for the book There is a timeline of major Civil Rights events Amy Nathan s book deftly describes the courageous struggle by blacks and whites to end discrimination in the park, the city, and the nation Readers will walk away with a clearer understanding of segregation and the valiant Americans who fought against this injustice Debra Newman Ham, Professor of History, Morgan State University Round and Round Together tells the inspiring story of how a generation of college and high school students provided the energy and enthusiasm that ended racial segregation in Balti s Gwynn Oak Amusement Park and changed the direction of Maryland s history James Henretta, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland With clarity and passion, Amy Nathan portrays the struggle of everyday citizens to end racial segregation in Balti This compelling history, for and about young people, is simple but profound like freedom itself Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the trilogy America in the King YearsAmy Nathan is an award winning author of several books for young people, including The Young Musician s Survival Guide, Count on Us American Women in the Military, Yankee Doodle Gals Women Pilots of World War II, Meet the Musicians, and Surviving Homework She grew up in Balti and went to Western High School. New Download Kindle ePUB Round and Round Together: Taking a Merry-Go-Round Ride into the Civil Rights Movement By Amy Nathan – heartforum.co.uk
My books cover a wide range of topics, from women s history to dance to allowances to how to make practicing a musical instrument or doing homework less of a hassle However, all my books have something in common They introduce you to amazing people whose stories have inspired me and, I hope, will spur you to keep following your dreams, no matter what kinds of obstacles may pop up from time to time that may seem to block your way These people found ways around the obstacles they encountered They all have fascinating stories to tell I m glad to have had a chance to get to know them so I can share their stories and ideas with you through my books With many of the people I write about, I was lucky enough to be able to interview them I love interviewing people, speaking with them to find outabout what they like to do, how they ve handled the different challenges they ve faced in their lives, and what advice they have for kids today I also love reading about people who lived long ago, something I did for COUNT ON US, which tells the story of women who pitched in to defend the nation from the Revolutionary War on As a kid growing up in Balti, my favorite books were biographies and historical fiction I remember walking down to my neighborhood branch library every week during the summers after fifth, sixth and seventh grades, to check out yet another biography I also enjoyed seeing plays as a kid, and acting in them too sometimes, which is another great way to see the world from another person s point of view I ve learned so much from the people I ve written about in my books I hope their stories and the advice they have for young people will help you with challenges you might face Such people as Astonishing dancers from top ballet and modern dance companies, several of whom didn t have the stereotypical classical ballet body type, but who still managed to find their way to in the world of dance you can find out about them in MEET THE DANCERS Outstanding musicians of the New York Philharmonic who, amazingly enough, didn t always like to practice when they were kids and have advice for kids today who may feel that way, too MEET THE MUSICIANS Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and other classical and jazz soloists, many of whom took a while as kids to get into the groove of regular practicing until they discovered for themselves the joy and the fun of music making THE YOUNG MUSICIAN S SURVIVAL GUIDE Gutsy female pilots who flew fighter planes for the Army in World War II when that was definitely not something most people thought a woman should do YANKEE DOODLE GALS COUNT ON US A courageous young woman who stood up for her rights at a lonely bus stop in North Carolina back in the summer of 1952, doing her part in the face of grave danger to help bring about the end of the Jim Crow era TAKE A SEAT MAKE A STAND Some mighty clever kids who found ways to make homework less of a chore and uncovered the secret to getting a raise in their allowance THE KIDS ALLOWANCE BOOK SURVIVING HOMEWORK.
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- Round and Round Together: Taking a Merry-Go-Round Ride into the Civil Rights Movement
- Amy Nathan
- 04 June 2019 Amy Nathan