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Title:
Circle of fire
Author:
Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Middleton, WI : Pleasant Company Publications, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
150 pages : illustrations 22 cm.
Summary:
In 1958, Mendy puts herself in danger when she discovers that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to bomb the Highlander Folk School in order to disrupt a visit from Mendy's hero, Eleanor Roosevelt.
General Note:
"American girl."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 5.0 52588.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 9 Quiz: 26669 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9781584853404

9781584853398
Format :
Book

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Summary

In 1958, Mendy puts herself in danger when she discovers that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to bomb the Highlander Folk School in order to disrupt a visit from Mendy's hero, Eleanor Roosevelt.


Summary

Mendy Thompson, a 12-year-old-girl in 1958 Monteagle, Tennessee, discovers intruders in her forest clearing and learns they are members of the KKK plotting to bomb Highlander School during a speech by Mendy's hero, Eleanor Roosevelt. Mendy must find a way to warn officials of the plan.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. In this suspenseful novel in the History Mystery series, the time is June 1958; the setting is a small town in Tennessee. The heroine, an African American girl, Mendy, is best friends with Jeffrey, a white boy she has known all her life. But that summer, things change. Jeffrey's parents forbid him to play with Mendy; and Mendy's mother won't let her go to the Highlander Folk School, where blacks and whites study ways to improve race relations; and Mendy learns how insidious the Klan is when she accidentally discovers them in some nearby woods. Mendy is thrilled to learn that Eleanor Roosevelt plans to speak at Highlander, but her excitement is short-circuted when she and Jeffrey uncover a Klan plot to bomb the school. As readers learn in an afterword, the events in this intriguing story are based on a true incident: Eleanor Roosevelt did speak at the school, and the FBI foiled a Klan plot to disrupt her visit. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. In this suspenseful novel in the History Mystery series, the time is June 1958; the setting is a small town in Tennessee. The heroine, an African American girl, Mendy, is best friends with Jeffrey, a white boy she has known all her life. But that summer, things change. Jeffrey's parents forbid him to play with Mendy; and Mendy's mother won't let her go to the Highlander Folk School, where blacks and whites study ways to improve race relations; and Mendy learns how insidious the Klan is when she accidentally discovers them in some nearby woods. Mendy is thrilled to learn that Eleanor Roosevelt plans to speak at Highlander, but her excitement is short-circuted when she and Jeffrey uncover a Klan plot to bomb the school. As readers learn in an afterword, the events in this intriguing story are based on a true incident: Eleanor Roosevelt did speak at the school, and the FBI foiled a Klan plot to disrupt her visit. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


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