Heroes for Civil Rights

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Heroes for Civil Rights

By David A. Adler; Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823420087, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader. Fannie Lou Hamer, founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The Little Rock Nine, pioneers in social integration. Whether marching, speaking, or simply going to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice. David A. Adler's moving biographies and Bill Farnsworth's evocative paintings honor these Americans who risked their own lives so that others could enjoy their rights.

About the Author
DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York.

Bill Farnsworth is a nationally known illustrator, painter, and educator of art. He has illustrated more than fifty books, including the beloved Kaya series for American Girl. Farnsworth previously collaborated with Pam Flowers on "Big-Enough, Anna" and "Ellie s Long Walk". Farnsworth s children's books have won accolades such as the Teachers Choice Award, the 2005 Patricia Gallagher Award, and the 2007 Volunteer State Book Award. He currently lives with his wife in Venice, Florida. www.billfarnsworth.com