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As Fast as Words Could Fly

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As Fast as Words Could Fly

By  Pamela Tuck , Illustrated By  Eric Velasquez
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New Voices Award Winner, LEE & LOW BOOKS
Teacher's Choices, International Reading Association (IRA)
Diverse and Impressive Children's Books of 2013, International Reading Association (IRA)

The story of Mason Steele, an African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, who relies on his inner strength and his typing skills to break racial barriers after he begins attending a whites-only high school.

Now in paperback

Young Mason Steele takes pride in turning his father's excited ramblings about the latest civil rights incidents into handwritten business letters. One day Pa comes home with a gift from his civil rights group: a typewriter. Thrilled with the present, Mason spends all his spare time teaching himself to type. Soon he knows where every letter on the keyboard is located.

When the civil rights group wins a school desegregation case, Mason learns that now he will be attending a formerly all-white high school. Despite his fears and injustice from the students and faculty, Mason perseveres. He does well in school-especially in his typing class. And when he competes in the county typing tournament, Mason decides to take a stand, using his skills to triumph over prejudice and break racial barriers.

Winner of Lee & Low's New Voices Award, As Fast As Words Could Fly is an inspiring testament to the power of hard work, determination, and belief in yourself to overcome life's challenges.

ISBN: 9781620148594

ISBN-10: 9781620148594

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

Publication Date: 09/04/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/01/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 40

Language: English


Historical - United States - 20th Century

Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism

School & Education

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