As Fast As Words Could Fly

Lee & Low Books

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Mason Steele, an African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, relies on his inner confidence and his typing skills to face challenges and break racial barriers after he begins attending a “whites-only” high school.
Themes: African American and United States History, Overcoming Obstacles, Conflict Resolution, Civil Rights Movement, Adversity, Segregation/Discrimination, Courage, Human Rights, Freedom, Determination, Dreams and Aspirations, Identity/Self Esteem, Persistence/ Grit, Typing