The Girl From the Tar Paper School

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      In 1951 Barbara Rose Johns and her high school classmates in Virginia had grown tired of attending class in 'tar paper shacks'-makeshift wooden buildings cove

      In 1951 Barbara Rose Johns and her high school classmates in Virginia had grown tired of attending class in 'tar paper shacks'-makeshift wooden buildings covered in tar paper." This is how the peaceful protest of 1950 to end segregation in the public schools of Farmville started. The students of Moton High were forced to learn in old buildings that were not only cold, but leaky too. Barbara knew it was time for a change and rallied the students together to prepare for going on strike. The teachers were weary, but agreed in the end to fight for their freedom. Barbara played an important role in the struggle to end segregation.

 

 

     I enjoyed this book a lot. Even though it is short, it is full of interesting facts and pictures about Barbara's life. It was hard, but she knew she had to help somehow. She is not only inspiring, but brave too. The book even said she was a quiet girl who kept to herself, yet she gave an inspiring speech that made all of the students want to follow her. It was very inspiring to read about the girls who took a stand for the sake of her community. I thought this was a well written and enjoyable masterpiece.