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Author Grimsley, Jim, 1955- author.

Title How I shed my skin: unlearning the racist lessons of a Southern childhood [Hoopla electronic resource] / Jim Grimsley.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Henry Leyva.
Summary In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in the same public school he had attended for the five previous years, in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But he knew that the first day of this school year was going to be different: for the first time he'd be in a classroom with black children. That was the year federally mandated integration of the schools went into effect, at first allowing students to change schools through "freedom of choice," replaced two years later by forced integration. For Jim, going to one of the private schools that almost immediately sprang up was not an option: his family was too poor to consider paying tuition, and while they shared the community's dismay over the mixing of the races, they had bigger, more immediate problems to contend with. Now, over forty years later, Grimsley, a critically acclaimed novelist, revisits that school and those times, remembering his own personal reaction to his first real exposure to black children and to their culture, and to his growing awareness of his own mostly unrecognized racist attitudes. Good White People is both true and deeply moving, an important work that takes readers inside those classrooms and onto the playing fields as, ever so tentatively, alliances were forged and friendships established.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Segregation in education -- North Carolina -- Pollocksville -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- Education -- North Carolina -- Pollocksville -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Public schools -- North Carolina -- Pollocksville -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Grimsley, Jim, 1955- -- Childhood and youth.
Whites -- North Carolina -- Pollocksville -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- North Carolina -- Pollocksville -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Leyva, Henry, narrator.
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ISBN 9781622315734 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1622315731 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11418146
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