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


Overview - A riveting account of the civil rights boycott that changed history by the foremost author of history for young people.

Now a classic, Freedman's book tells the dramatic stories of the heroes who stood up against segregation and Jim Crow laws in 1950s Alabama.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A riveting account of the civil rights boycott that changed history by the foremost author of history for young people.

Now a classic, Freedman's book tells the dramatic stories of the heroes who stood up against segregation and Jim Crow laws in 1950s Alabama. A master of succinct historical narratives Freeman explains the contributions of and sacrifices made by Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, who refused give up their seats, to Jo Ann Robinson, who began the boycott, to Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership was instrumental is carrying it through, and others.

Full of eye-witness reports, iconic photographs from the era, and crucial primary sources, this work brings the narratives alive for contemporary readers. A Map, source notes, a bibliography, and other backmatter make is a valuable classroom resource. The book received five starred reviews, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Jane Addams Peace Association Honor Book Award among other honors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780823421954
  • ISBN-10: 0823421953
  • Publisher: Holiday House
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 114
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Prejudice & Racism

 
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