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The Teachers March! : How Selma's Teachers Changed History
by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace and Charly Palmer




Overview -
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
A Notable Book for a Global Society

★ An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, here is an exciting tribute to the educators who participated in the 1965 Selma Teachers' March.

Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs--and perhaps their lives--by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demand their right to vote? On January 22, 1965, the Black teachers left their classrooms and did just that, with Reverend Reese leading the way. Noted nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace conducted the last interviews with Reverend Reese before his death in 2018 and interviewed several teachers and their family members in order to tell this story, which is especially important today.

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Overview

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
A Notable Book for a Global Society

★ An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, here is an exciting tribute to the educators who participated in the 1965 Selma Teachers' March.

Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs--and perhaps their lives--by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demand their right to vote? On January 22, 1965, the Black teachers left their classrooms and did just that, with Reverend Reese leading the way. Noted nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace conducted the last interviews with Reverend Reese before his death in 2018 and interviewed several teachers and their family members in order to tell this story, which is especially important today.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781629794525
  • ISBN-10: 162979452X
  • Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
  • Publish Date: September 2020
  • Page Count: 44
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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