She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager, she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. Because of her passionate belief in the cause, she was involved in several important and historically significant events, includingThe Freedom Rides of 1961 The Woolworth ...more
This is a powerful book on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Joan Mulholland, a young white woman, joined the protest movement while in college and was present at every significant Civil Rights event. Joan was attacked and jailed for her conviction that “all men are created equal”. Her story is one that should be shared with all children and her message is still pertinent in today's troubled society: "Anyone can make a difference. It doesn't ...more
I've been reading a ton of civil rights biographies written for kids lately (picture book through YA) and so if I say this is a perfectly serviceable civil rights biography written for kids, it's no slight on the book. It's solid.
One thing I particularly noticed is its great use of primary source documents. Really punch you in the gut, they do, and make the story much more lively.
The 64 page version is the version I will buy for my middle school library.
This was an interesting publishing phenomenon. Usually, we see really long nonfiction that may cover a person who made less than optimal life choices made into "Young Readers Editions" so we don't get all of the dirt on, say, Louis Zamperini's exploits in Unbroken. But to see a picture book version and one only 24 pages longer seems interesting.
I ended up reading both, because our 7 ...more
I read this book with my children and, even though it's not very long, it took us a while to read because we had some great discussions along the way. It's filled with short stories about some of Joan's experiences, with photos and type ...more
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Don't waste your money eye of you are an adult. 5 stars if you read on a 4th grade level. It is a shame that this woman's legacy did not garner a full length book about her life.
Spoiler: Joan is the girl in that famous lunch counter photo. She was at every big event in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s: Freedom Rides, March on Washington, Sit-ins, Jail-ins.
The full title of the book is: “She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of ...more
She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Righ ...more
She Stood for Freedom tells the story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Civil Rights activist. Joan participated in sit-ins, was part of the Freedom Riders, met Martin Luther King,Jr. and was arrested multiple times for her work in the Civil Rights Movement.
I’m not sure what to think of She Stood for Freedom. The book focuses on an important time in American history. But the story itself feels disjointed. It begi ...more
This book is for children in the middle grades, but can be of interest to both teens and adults, who want a simple and basic introduction to the Civil Right Movement. Being that this book was an ARC, an Advanced Reader Copy, this book had not yet been edited and the formatting was very much off. At times, it was a little difficult to follow since the text was on a different page, than the text u ...more
I recommend this book highly. It is beautifully written and illustrated and brings to life the young white teenage gi ...more
This book highlights the ways she participated in the Civil Rights Movement, but the most inspirational part for me is a line that comes from Joan years later. "It doesn't matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, an ...more
This is a short but powerful true story. During the 1950's and early 1960's the civil rights movement was very big. This book tells of a teen growing up during the civil rights era , who just wanted everyone to have the same rights and that no one would be discriminated because of race or religious affiliation.
She made friends with, marched beside, was jailed and went to sit ins to prove a point. She also went to a university that wasn't seg ...more