A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack

A Friendship for Today

Patricia C. McKissack
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In 1954 Missouri, 12-year-old Rosemary Patterson is about to make history as one of the first African-American students to enter the all-white school in her town. When the girl who has shown her the most cruelty becomes an unlikely confidante, Rosemary learns important truths about the power of friendship to overcome prejudice.

Author Biography

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including “Goin' Someplace Special, ” a Coretta Scott King Award

winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her

husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; “The Dark-Thirty, ” a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and “Mirandy and Brother Wind, ” recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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A Friendship for Today