Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Book - 2015
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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book Kirkusa Best Books of 2015 Booklista Editors' Choice 2015 BCCB aBlue Ribbon 2015 As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history. Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015
ISBN: 9780803741232
0803741235
Characteristics: 127 pages : ilustrations ; 24 cm

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