Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom: My Story Of The 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

January 8, 2015|
Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom: My Story Of The 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes

A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book
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Best Books of 2015

Booklist Editors'' Choice 2015
BCCB Blue 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.
Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to take part in the whole Selma to Montgomery March, now works as a case manager at a mental health center, and still lives in Selma, Alabama. Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley have collaborated on several previous history and geography books for young people. Elspeth lives in Brooklyn, New Yo...
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Title:Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom: My Story Of The 1965 Selma Voting Rights MarchFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9.25 X 6.38 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 9.25 X 6.38 X 0.7 inPublished:January 8, 2015Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803741235

ISBN - 13:9780803741232

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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