Follow the Leader
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Oct. 6, 1997)
When Amanda's Southern school district is integrated in 1971, her family is all for it. Amanda's nervous about what sixth grade will bring, but with her best friend Jackie at her side, she's ready for anything. After all, they'll be pioneers--making history like the men who landed on the moon. But Jackie chooses to go to a brand-new, private, all-white school, and Amanda must face public school alone. There she finds new friends, a challenging music teacher, and the courage to confront Jackie's prejudice.