Wheels of Change

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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 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.

Format Your Price
978-1-939547-13-2
$9.71
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 197
Publication Date 2014-09-23
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV041000, JUV041030, JUV016150
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level U
Features Bibliography/further reading, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Darlene Beck-Jacobson

Darlene Beck Jacobson has a BA in Special Education and a Reading Specialist MA. She worked as a Speech Language Specialist for 20 years. Her book, Wheels of Change, was an NCSS Notable Book.

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Wheels of Change

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… View available downloads →