A Friendship For Today

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.139681
From highly acclaimed, award-winning author Patricia McKissack comes a powerful, poignant, and timely tale of segregation, family, and one surprising friendship.

The year is 1954, the place is Missouri, and twelve-year-old Rosemary Patterson is about to make history. She is one of the first African American students to enter the white school in her town. Headstrong, smart Rosemary welcomes the challenge, but starting this new school gets more daunting when her best friend is hospitalized for polio. Suddenly, Rosemary must face all the stares and whispers alone. But when the girl who has shown her the most cruelty becomes an unlikely confidante, Rosemary learns important truths about the power of friendship to overcome prejudice.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on January 1, 2007 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 043966098X
ISBN-13: 9780439660983
2 Book Reviews
  • adrianaabout 4 years
    i think this book is so inspierring and my heat boomed when the cat was smashed by a train when it lived i loved it.
    • raven5978
      raven5978over 8 years55 stars
      its such a touching book its says no matter wit race or ability or what u can still have friends READ IT ITS SOO GOOD

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