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Fire from the Rock

"We cannot embrace our future without giving honor to our past."

Those were author Sharon M. Draper's words when someone asked her what inspired her to write Fire from the Rock, about the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Work with your whole class to create a newspaper page or a news video about the events in Little Rock in 1957 and enter it in our contest! You could win a visit from Sharon Draper, copies of Fire from the Rock, and a bagel breakfast for your whole school from Panera Bread.

Explore this webpage for resources you can use in your research. You can learn more about the book on Sharon Draper's website.

View the video Ms. Draper taped about Fire from the Rock and our contest on the website of our On the Same Page sponsor CET.