A story of social action and interaction in a mixed community carries the conviction of things as they are seen, heard and...

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THE SWIMMING POOL

A story of social action and interaction in a mixed community carries the conviction of things as they are seen, heard and felt by Preston, a Negro boy and a Protestant, Benjy, his Jewish friend, and Angelo, a new boy whose Italian-Catholic parents are against his having anything to do with folk of another religion. The spark that gets them off is Benjy's and Preston's wish for a pool in which they can swim together, for Negroes have a separate hour at the big town pool. To make it come true they form a club with the help of Preston's pastor, Mr. Huntington, but hit snags when Benjy's father objects to the Italians and when Angelo's father objects to meetings in the church. Yet when a very real need for aid arises, as it so often does in life, the boys act to break down prejudice barriers and bring their town together for a future that envisions not only the pool but a cleaner, happier community. Good.

Pub Date: March 26, 1957

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Publisher: Friendship Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957