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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting… (edition 2016)

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Author)

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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book Kirkus Best Books of 2015 Booklist Editors' Choice 2015 BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015 As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history. Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.… (more)
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Title:Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Authors:Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Author)
Info:Speak (2016), Edition: Reprint, 144 pages
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

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Powerful collaboration between Lynda Blackmon Lowery's first person narrative, the two writers and the excellent illustrator. Love the combination, the simple storytelling, the context. She has a way of communicating emotion that is both plainspoken and compassionate. She was beaten severely on Bloody Sunday and talks about the murders that surrounded the march, which I think is why it's aimed at 12 . ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
A first-person account of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March as seen through the eyes of a brave 15-year-old determined to make a difference.
  NCSS | Jul 23, 2021 |
Great middle grade first-hand account of what it was like to participate in the Civil Rights Movement, and the audio is simply fantastic. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
This book is exactly what the reader would expect and more. This book outlines the life of Lynda Blackmon Lowery by her own voice. Though it is written by others, Lynda Blackmon Lowery tells her story to the writers. This book is not only historical and informative, it allows for the reader to open their heart and mind from the events that occurred years ago. It is understandable for a middle grades child and would allow for wonderful information to be taught and knowledge to be gained. ( )
  JShowket | Nov 15, 2020 |
I enjoyed this memoir of the marches in Selma very much. It doesn't give much background information, so you'll need to get that elsewhere, but it's powerful to read her story. The artwork is a nice blend of art and historical photographs. It's a much shorter story than it appears, so it would work well as a read aloud in a classroom. ( )
  amandabock | Dec 10, 2019 |
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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book Kirkus Best Books of 2015 Booklist Editors' Choice 2015 BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015 As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history. Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.

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