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|Crookston Public Library||J 323.0922 ADL (Text)||33500009623190||Main||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 323.0922 ADL (Text)||33500009623182||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0823420086 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780823420087 (hardcover)
32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2008.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 32).|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Ralph Abernathy -- Medgar Evers -- Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Henry Schwerner -- The Greensboro Four -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Little Rock Nine -- Thurgood Marshall -- James Meredith -- Rosa Parks -- Fred Shuttlesworth -- Earl Warren.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 February #1
Adler uses quotes wisely and well in thisÂ attractive picture-book collective biography, billed as a "companion" to Enemies ofÂ Slavery (2004). Thirteen double-page spreads, arranged in roughly alphabetical sequence, introduce civil-rights activists, black and white, and groups whose actionsÂ left an impact as they unfoldedÂ onÂ buses, atÂ lunch counters, at the polls,Â andÂ in the courts. Most profiles are of familiar figures, such as King, Abernathy, Parks, but a few individuals (Fred Shuttlesworth and Michael Henry Schwerner, for example) may be new to young readers. The mostly page-long profiles focus strictly on accomplishments in the movement, which,Â though presented succinctly, still give a clear sense of theÂ historyâthe vicious racism, theÂ protests, and the courage of the many who sought change. As Ralph Abernathy saidÂ following the death of Â Martin Luther King, "You can kill the dreamer, but you cannot kill the dream." Farnsworth'sÂ large portraits, in thickly applied, warm colors and strong brush strokes,Â add visual substance to both theÂ people and the struggle. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.
Bill Farnsworth’s illustrations for The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen by Susan Goldman Rubin were called "nothing short of extraordinary" by PW in a starred review. He lives in Florida.