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Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
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it was amazing
bookshelves: african-american, fannie-lou-hamer, civil-rights, black-history-month, juv-nonfiction, poetry

In first person poetry, Fannie Lou Hamer tells her life story. The details are vivid and haunting, and she does a nice job of incorporating historical facts alongside her personal reflections.

Collage illustrations are amaaaaaazing; this book is truly a treasure. An author's note, timeline, source notes, selected bibliography, audio recording, and online resources make up the back matter.

I learned so much from reading Fannie Lou Hamer's story. Even readers who are well read in juvenile titles on Civil Rights will take something new away from this story. I can't say enough good about this book; this is a must see/read for grades 3-5+.
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Started Reading
August 16, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 17, 2015 – Shelved
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: african-american
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: fannie-lou-hamer
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: civil-rights
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: black-history-month
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: juv-nonfiction
August 17, 2015 – Shelved as: poetry

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