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Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
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Feb 27, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: civil-rights-movement
Read in February, 2012

Perspective of child - the daughter of Andrew YOung who worked closely with MLK, Jr. and others. This narrative reveals the power of community - working together; the author uses metaphors of musical instruments to create pictures of the symphony of voices required to make the Civil Rights movement happen. Clear description towards the end of the book of the march from Selma to Montgomery, AL that proceeded LBJ's signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The author makes clear the diversity of the marchers - all religions, black and white, young and old. Great author's note at the end introducing people in the book - Ralph Abernathy, Randolph Blackwell, Dorothy Cotton, James Orange, Hosea Williams.
Would be good part of text set on Civil Rights movement - for reading aloud and rereading independently.

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