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Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
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1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)
-This book is about the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who fought for freedom, justice, and equal rights for African Americans. She also worked to improve the life of poverty students and opened a Head Start to help students get ahead by receiving an education. This book is through the eyes of Fannie, but it is not an autobiography. Through the book, students will learn about the injustices that African Americans faced and the Jim Crow Laws.
2) Grade level, interest level, lexile (1 pt)
-3rd-5th grade.
3) Appropriate classroom use (subject area) (1 pt)
-History
4) Individual students who might benefit from reading (1 pt)
-Students learning about the Civil Rights Movement.
-Students who attended a Head Start program.
5) Small group use (literaturecircles) (1 pt)
-Students can read through sections of the book together or on their own and get into groups to discuss. Did anything in the book stand out to you? What surprised you most about the way African Americans were treated?
6) Whole class use (read aloud) (1 pt)
-Popcorn reading.
7) Related books in genre/subject or content area (1 pt)
-Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
-Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
8) Multimedia connections (audio book, movie) available (1 pt)
-Audiobook Available.
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Finished Reading
October 30, 2016 – Shelved
November 30, 2016 – Shelved as: reading-4050

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