Reviews & Awards

The Worst First Day Awards:

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" A powerful recollection of the horrors encountered—and the battles won—in the fight for integration, and an urgent call to oppose today's social and political oppression. "

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" A crucial text for a world in which bullying and racial discrimination still run rampant, The Worst First Day is an accessible history of segregation and racism that encourages critical thinking. "

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" The Worst First Day is one of the finest books I have read and is a must-read for young adults and adults alike. It is even more important and relevant in today’s era where the younger generation may not have a complete sense of what it was like in the days of legal segregation and pre-Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s. "

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" This is a remarkable book because it covers a pivotal moment in American history through the eyes of one of the nine students on the front lines. "