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Hot Pursuit: Murder in Mississippi

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It was the Freedom Summer of 1964. Civil rights workers Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were driving through rural Mississippi. When a police cruiser flashed its lights behind them, they hesitated. Were these law-abiding officers or members of the Ku Klux Klan? Should they pull over or try to outrun their pursuers?
Paperback, 39 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Kar-Ben Publishing
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This is a good book for introducing some of the issues going on in the South as people tried to integrate in the 1960's. Readers who pick up this book might not be able to differentiate between the fictional account of what happened inside the car and the nonfiction about what led these three activists to be in Mississippi in the first place. This book would be a good read-aloud (it's only 40 pages) and jumping off point for kids before researching events related to the civil rights movement as ...more
Mar 01, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
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This is a well-illustrated short tale of what happened to 3 civil rights workers when they tried to establish Freedom schools in Mississippi. I'd recommend it for any children who are studying civil rights.
Mar 26, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing
Excellent book - I use it to teach pursuit of justice to my class...
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Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than a hundred children's books, both original and write for hire. She is the author of the eight book, award winning, chapter book series Blast to the Past. Her resume includes Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, The Boxcar Children, and Mean Ghouls from Scholastic. Stacia has also written junior movie tie in novels for summer blockbuster films, including BATMAN, TH ...more
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