Freedom Songs

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 1992

byYvette Moore

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"In the tradition of Mildred Taylor, Moore presents an authentic, disturbing slice of black American history."--Publisher's Weekly

During the spring of 1968, Sheryl Williams, 14, confronts harsh realities while visiting relatives in North Carolina. After witnessing--and then experiencing--acts of prejudice, she understands why Uncle Pete and some neighbors have joined the freedom riders, a group of protesters practicing methods taught by Martin Luther King. Once home in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sheryl decides to collect money for the group by holding a benefit concert with her friends. But will it help to change things?

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In the sixties, when Sheryl's Uncle Pete joins the Freedom Riders down South, she organizes a gospel concert in Brooklyn to help him.

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"In the tradition of Mildred Taylor, Moore presents an authentic, disturbing slice of black American history."--Publisher's WeeklyDuring the spring of 1968, Sheryl Williams, 14, confronts harsh realities while visiting relatives in North Carolina. After witnessing--and then experiencing--acts of prejudice, she understands why Uncle Pet...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.2 × 4.4 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

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ISBN - 10:0140360174

ISBN - 13:9780140360172

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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In the sixties, when Sheryl's Uncle Pete joins the Freedom Riders down South, she organizes a gospel concert in Brooklyn to help him.