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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 -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0823420086 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780823420087 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2008.

Content descriptions

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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 February #1
    Adler uses quotes wisely and well in this attractive picture-book collective biography, billed as a "companion" to Enemies of Slavery (2004). Thirteen double-page spreads, arranged in roughly alphabetical sequence, introduce civil-rights activists, black and white, and groups whose actions left an impact as they unfolded on buses, at lunch counters, at the polls, and 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, though presented succinctly, still give a clear sense of the history—the vicious racism, the protests, and the courage of the many who sought change. As Ralph Abernathy said following the death of  Martin Luther King, "You can kill the dreamer, but you cannot kill the dream." Farnsworth's large portraits, in thickly applied, warm colors and strong brush strokes, add visual substance to both the people and the struggle. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Civil rights movements United States History
African Americans Civil rights History
Civil rights workers United States Biography
African American civil rights workers Biography
Civil rights movements United States History Juvenile literature
African Americans Civil rights History Juvenile literature
Civil rights workers United States Biography Juvenile literature
African American civil rights workers Biography Juvenile literature
Search Results Showing Item 3 of 20 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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