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The Youngest Marcher : The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
by Cynthia Levinson and Vanessa Brantley Newton


Overview - Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.

So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher's words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan--picket those white stores March to protest those unfair laws Fill the jails --she stepped right up and said, I'll do it She was going to j-a-a-il

Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481400701
  • ISBN-10: 1481400703
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Levinson returns to the subject of Weve Got a Job as she recounts, for a younger audience, the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks and her role in the 1963 Childrens March in Birmingham, Ala. Moving briskly through events, Levinson explains how the young Hendricks was eager to stand up to segregation, marching alongside thousands of fellow students, who were subsequently arrested. Newtons bright, digitally assembled collages adeptly highlight the danger of the situationgrim cells, barbed-wire fences, children blasted with fire hoseswhile emphasizing the power of the marchers collective efforts to push back against injustice. Ages 510. Authors agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. Illustrators agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Jan.)

 
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