This makes me cherish how fortunate I am to have trailblazers come before me and allow change. Hearing these stories my parents talked about being mentioned in this book (color passing, segregation, integration) seemed to make this book even more real. I could not imagine a world where I could not get the "same" education or even have the "same" friends I have now. To know there were brave girls and boys willing to put their lives on the line so change could happen...makes me wish that more young people were willing to participate in being that "change" today. I do hope this book make it to the Newberry Honor/Newberry Award Choice of this year! All the research and love she pored into this book is heart rendering.