Library:ADCLP/A bus of our own

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A bus of our own / written by Freddi Williams Evans ; illustrated by Shawn Costello.


Although she really wants to go to school, walking the five miles is very difficult for Mabel Jean and the other black children, so she tries to find a way to get a bus for them the same as the white children have. Based on real events in Mississippi.


African Americans, Children, Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Mississippi, School buses, Schools, Segregation

Reading Levels

[No age range specified] / [No grade range specified]


  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002

Publication History