We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin (Hardcover)
The Story of Bayard Rustin
Calkins Creek Books, 9781590784983, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Bayard Rustin dedicated his life to helping others--fighting injustices and discriminations--so that people could live as one. Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he often was arrested for his beliefs and actions. As a nonviolent activist, Bayard made his mark working alongside many African American leaders, notably A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr. As an organizer, Bayard was largely responsible for bringing people together to walk for freedom and jobs in Washington, D.C., on that memorable summer day, August 28, 1963. With style and careful attention to history, Larry Dane Brimner captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard's own words and archival photographs in this Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner.
About the Author
Larry Dane Brimner is an award-winning author of nearly 150 titles for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. His books include Merry Chirstmas, Old Armadillo; A Migrant Family; The Littlest Wolf; and Angel Island. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.