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Absolutely, it should stay on the list. I had not heard of this book before I found it on the challenge list for July, but found it to be a wonderfully informative and evocative read. I knew vaguely of the events involved in integrating Central High School, but had no idea of the ongoing torture these high school students endured for an entire school year. It’s hard for me to imagine adults behaving as cruelly as some in this community did, or teachers turning a blind eye to the harassment inflicted by their students on these new classmates. This would be an excellent class read for middle or high school students.