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Little Martin's Big Dream

Martin was playing with his friend Billy. They were building a fort.

It was their last chance to have fun. The next morning they started school.

“Maybe we’ll have the same teacher,” Martin said. “That would be neat.”

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Billy shook his head. “I’m going to a different school. I’m going to a school for white kids.”

Martin and Billy lived in the south. Back then there was segregation. In places like schools and buses, black people were separated from white people.

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“Oh, well... I’ll see you after school tomorrow, then?” Martin asked.

“For sure,” Billy said. “We’ll finish our fort!”

The friends headed home to get a good night’s rest.

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FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 430
Word Count 359
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