Through the story about two young girls (one Black, one white) who live across the street from each other, readers learn about the history of the Confederate flag — the myths and the reality.
The girls are friends, attend school together, and go on a school field trip to a museum. The integrity of that friendship is tested by the white family’s display of a Confederate flag and dismissal of the history of racism depicted in the museum.
The children’s teacher and the African American girl’s father play key roles in interpreting the history — modeling for adults reading the book the importance of truth telling.
A layered introduction to issues around white supremacy and racism that is still accessible to young readers. — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
ISBN: 9780063093447 | HarperCollins