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Thulani Davis's 1959 is a powerful, poignant coming-of-age novel that captures a dramatic moment in American history as clearly as a photograph. It's the summer of 1959 and Willie Tarrant of Turner, Virginia, is twelve. Her father and other adults in the town are worried about integration -- how it will affect their children's safety and the quality of their education -- but for Willie it's just another problem she's going to have to deal with, like her chores and beginning to go out with boys. Willie and her friends -- kids from good families with good grades -- are being groomed to be sent in the first wave. Before this can happen, though, eight black college students, wearing suits and fresh haircuts, go into the Woolworth's lunch counter -- changing everything. In 1959 one of the most talented writers of her generation has written a book that will become a classic of civil rights literature.

    

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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 1959: A Novel
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 1-4352-4238-6 / 978-1-4352-4238-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-18
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February 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: 1959
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-8021-1230-7 / 978-0-8021-1230-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld
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Paperback Editions

August 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: 1959: A Novel
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-8021-3831-4 / 978-0-8021-3831-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: 1959: A Novel
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-14-016754-4 / 978-0-14-016754-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: 1959
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-06-097529-6 / 978-0-06-097529-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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May 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: 1959
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-241-13220-7 / 978-0-241-13220-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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