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5.5in x 7.5in
Juvenile Fiction: Historical/USA/20th c.
8 to 13
Wheels of Change
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa's carriage barn is magic, and she's more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith's hammer than trying to conform to the proper expectations of young ladies. When Papa's livelihood is threatened by racist neighbors and horsepower of a different sort, Emily faces changes she'd never imagined. Finding a courage and resolve she didn't know she had, Emily strives to save Papa's business, even if it means going all the way to the White House.
"Sparkling writing, meticulous research, and a brave, bright girl who learns which changes in her world truly matter."
-Joanne Rocklin, Award-winning author of "The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
National Council for Teachers of Social Studies Notable Book for 2014