Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom - Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley & PJ Loughran

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley & PJ Loughran

  • Release Date: 2015-01-08
  • Genre: History
5 Score: 5 (From 14 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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    This book is amazing, I usually don't get in to reading or learning but this book is awesome because it simplifies all that history and shows you how it happens from the point of view of a child! Great book you should read it!