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Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
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Jan 30, 12

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2012

This book begins with the stories of the contributions of four integral players in the Civil Rights Movement: Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The stories are written to explain the early resistance to Jim Crow laws and other laws regarding segregation, and how this resistance started with a southern states bus boycott, but became a nationwide revolution for equal rights. This book is written in language that is easy to understand, with clear pictures and explanations of important historical events. I would use this book as an informational text when teaching students about Civil Rights, Rosa Parks, and/or Martin Luther King, J.r This book is heavy on text, so it would probably work better with older grades (5th and up). I believe this book could easily be used in junior high and/or high school.

Beehive Book Nominee 2009
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