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Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories
Freedom's Children Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories
ISBN-13: 9780380721146
ISBN-10: 0380721147
Publication Date: 11/1995
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Filled with inspiring accounts of faith and courage, this book rescues and preserves the stories of children and teenagers who contributed to the civil rights movement. All of us know, for example, of Rosa Parks, whose refusal in 1955 to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Most of us don't know, however, that just months earlier high school junior Claudette Colvin had been arrested for doing the same thing. In their own words, Colvin and 29 others tell their stories in this book, reminding us once again of the broad base that helped ensure the success of the movement in the South