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Marching for Freedom, Walk Together Children, And Don't You Grow Weary

Elizabeth Patridge

The story of young marchers at Selma is powerfully told in their own words through extensive interviews, truly keeping this important chapter in American history alive. Through first-hand accounts, young readers see young people just like themselves, living through history not all that long ago, making decisions and taking actions that impacted our lives today, unstopped by frightening intimidation and violence. It doesn't get more inspiring than this.

 

"Drawing on archival photographs and interviews with marchers who were as young as 10 at the time, Partridge swiftly sets the stage for the political war of nerves that culminated in the walk from Selma to Montgomery.

Partridge shows eloquently how a season of protest educated and transformed Selma's children... Meanwhile, Partridge's stirring history poses another, more immediate question for the thoughtful reader: Where are today's Selmas and what might a young person do about them?"
--The New York Times Sunday Book Review: (Read the whole review on The New York Times Book Review site.)

 

 

 

 

Page Count 80
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 9 — up
 

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