Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell FreedmanFreedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

byRussell Freedman

Paperback | February 28, 2009

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, a yearlong struggle, and a major victory in the civil rights movement. Source notes, map, bibliography, index.
Russell Freedman's work has garnered numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honors, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Golden Kite Award. He lives in New York City.
Title:Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus BoycottFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.4 inPublished:February 28, 2009Publisher:Holiday House IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823421953

ISBN - 13:9780823421954

Appropriate for ages: 8


Editorial Reviews

*Starred Review* As Freedman points out, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was a triumphant historical event, and there are numerous memoirs, articles, and scholarly works, for adults and for young readers, about the leaders and the ordinary heroes. In his signature clear prose, Freedman draws on the best of those personal stories and historical accounts to provide a dramatic overview of how the 381-day resistance to segregated buses spearheaded the civil rights movement. He brings close the experience of what it was like to be there, on the bus and on the street. With the eloquent accounts of the legendary heroes--Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and more--are the stories of other important activists, including Jo Ann Robinson (president of the Women's Political Council) and teenager Claudette Colvin, as well as the lawyers and politicians. The photo-essay design is attractive and spacious. On every spread, readers will find beautifully reproduced black-and-white photos, including famous pictures as well as a few not often seen, including a picture of a leaflet urging boycott. Suggest Diane McWhorter's A Dream of Freedom (2004) and Ellen Levin's Freedom's Children (1993) to readers who will want to find out more. Freedman provides fully documented chapter notes and an excellent bibliographic essay.