You are about to read a play about a brave girl who helped make our country a better, fairer place. Here are the words you'll need to know to understand what this courageous first-grader did.
having the same rights for everyone
not allowed by the law
Discuss: What is an example of something that's illegal?
unfair treatment of others based on differences in such things as age, race, or gender
Discuss: How does this picture show discrimination?
the act or practice of keeping people or groups apart
This picture shows segregation on a bus. The African-American passengers had to sit in the back. In the South, the unfair practice of segregation existed in schools too—until it became illegal.
made open to people of all races
Discuss: How is this picture different from the picture on the bus?
to express strong disagreement with something
Discuss: What do these protesters disagree with?
the individual rights that all members of a society have to freedom and equal treatment under the law; in other words, laws apply to everyone in the same way
Discuss: Read the signs people are carrying. What rights are they asking for?
The girl you are about to read about stood up to racism and helped to integrate a school.
That girl is . . .