With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson is a historical fiction book by Andrea Davis Pinkney. It was the fourth new book in the Dear America relaunch. The book was published in September 2011 and was followed by Behind the Masks.


"This book is dedicated to the legacies of Thurgood Marshall and George E. Bragg."

Book description

"My name is Dawnie. This is my story....
Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson's life turns upside down after the Supreme Court rules in favor of desegregation in the landmark case
Brown v. Board of Education. Her parents decide that Dawnie will attend Prettyman Coburn, a previously all-white school—but she'll be the only one of her friends to enroll in this new school. Not everyone in Hadley supports integration, though, and much of the town is outraged at the decision. As she starts school, Dawnie endures the harsh realities of racism. But the backlash against her attendance at Prettyman Coburn is more than she's prepared for, and she begins to wonder if the hardship is worth it. Will Dawnie be able to hold on to the true meaning of justice and remain faithful to her own integrity?"



Main article: List of With the Might of Angels characters


Main article: Andrea Davis Pinkney


See Also

v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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