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Title The school i deserve [electronic resource] : Six young refugees and their fight for equality in america. Jo Napolitano.
Author Napolitano, Jo.
Imprint New York : Beacon Press, 2021.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
Time 08:06:59
Description audio file rda
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System Req Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 228306 KB).
Note Unabridged.
Performer Narrator: Dani Cervone.
Summary Uncovers the key civil rights battle that immigrant children fought alongside the ACLU to ensure equal access to education within a xenophobic nation   Journalist Jo Napolitano delves into the landmark ACLU case in which the School District of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was sued for refusing to admit older, non-English speaking refugees and sending them to a high-discipline alternative school. In a legal battle that mirrors the Little Rock Nine and  Brown v. Board of Education ,   6 brave refugee students fought alongside the ACLU to demand equal access to education.  The School I Deserve  illuminates the lack of support immigrant and refugee children face in our education system and presents a hopeful future where all children can receive an equal education regardless of race, ethnicity, or their country of origin. One of the students, Khadidja Issa, fled the horrific violence in war-torn Sudan with the hope of a safer life in the United States, where she could have access to an education. Instead, she was barred from enrollment by the School District of Lancaster and admitted to an alternative school with multiple abuse allegations. Napolitano follows Khadidja as she decides to join the lawsuit as the plaintiff in the  Issa v. School District of Lancaster  case. The fiery week-long showdown between the ACLU and the school district was ultimately decided by a conservative judge who issued a shocking ruling with historical implications.  The School I Deserve  brings to light the crucial and underreported legal battle that paved the way to equal access to education for countless immigrants and refugees to come.
Subject Education.
Politics.
Sociology.
Genre Electronic audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Cervone, Dani.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780807024973 (sound recording)

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