Ola Shakes It Up

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Joanne Hyppolite
Warren Chang
Age Group:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Nine-year-old Ola and her family have moved to an all-white suburban neighborhood, and she and her brother and sister must adjust to being the only black students in their school. Though her old home was in a rough Boston neighborhood, it was familiar and Ola loved it. After several weeks in her new community, Ola accepts that her family is not going to move back to the city, so she devises a plan to transform her new neighborhood into a place she can call home.

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