Marching For Freedom
Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary
By Elizabeth Partridge
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670011896, 80pp.)
Publication Date: October 15, 2009
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An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author
Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama.
Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Focusing on the courageous children who faced terrifying violence in order to march alongside King, this is an inspiring look at their fight for the vote. Stunningly emotional black-and-white photos accompany the text.
“Gripping profiles of young people who made a difference.” Booklist, starred review
“A perfect balance of energetic prose and well-selected, breathtaking photographs.” Kirkus, starred review
“An excellent addition to any library.” School Library Journal, starred review
“A dramatic and a memorable statement.” VOYA, starred review
“A captivating, personal account.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A sharply focused historical narrative for a younger audience.” Horn Book, starred review