Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.
Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.
Target age group 12 and up
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    • ISBN-13
      9780803741232
    • Weight
      0.95 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0803741235
    • Item #
      52573
  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
  • Grade Level
    6-8
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    United States - African-American
  • Author
    Lowery, Lynda Blackmon
  • Lexile Level
    780
  • AR Level
    5.1
  • Dewey
    323.1196073
  • Publisher
    Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication Date
    1/8/2015
  • Pages
    128
  • Dimensions
    0.8 H x 9.3 L x 6.3 W
  • Case Qty
    31

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