Heroes for Civil Rights

Heroes for Civil Rights

By David A. Adler; Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823420087, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 2007

Whether marching, speaking, or simply going to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice so that others could enjoy their rights. Adler's moving profiles and Farnsworth's evocative paintings honors t hese Americans who risked their own lives for freedom. Full color.

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 the illustrator of more than fifty children's books. His work includes images for the Kaya books in the American Girl Series, and he has received numerous awards and honors, including Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and selection for the Society of Illustrator's Original Art Show. Farnsworth's warmly-lit oil paintings gracefully illuminate the Maine landscape and

Sockalexis's days on the baseball diamond. Farnsworth lives with his family in Venice, Florida.