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Marching for Freedom


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Elizabeth Partridge (www.elizabethpartridge.com) is a National Book Award finalist and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange; This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; and the Printz Honor-winning John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.


Through eloquent text and powerful images, Elizabeth Partridge tells the stories (Viking, 2009) of the brave Civil Rights-era children and teens who, along with their families and friends, participated in freedom marches and endured harassment and violence in Selma, AL. Alan Bomar Jones narrates the taut prose with a measured pace interspersed with a rich rendition of excerpts from the songs that were inspirational to those who took part in the Civil Rights Movement. A bonus CD includes the book's photographs, source notes, and bibliography. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"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

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