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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor BookKirkusBest Books of 2015BooklistEditors' Choice 2015BCCBBlue Ribbon 2015 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."
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Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to take part in the whole Selma to Montgomery March, now works as a case manager at a mental health center, and still lives in Selma, Alabama. Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley have collaborated on several previous history and geography books for young people. Elspeth lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Susan lives in New York City. P J Loughran is an illustrator, creative director, and musician. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book Kirkus Best Books of 2015 Booklist Editors' Choice 2015 BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015 * "Vivid details and the immediacy of Lowery's voice make this a valuable primary document as well as a pleasure to read."--Kirkus, starred review * "One of those rare books that is geniunely accessible to a broad audience."--BCCB, starred review * "This inspiring personal story illuminates pivotal events in America's history."--Booklist, starred review A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book" Kirkus "Best Books of 2015 "Booklist "Editors' Choice 2015 "BCCB"Blue Ribbon 2015 * "Vivid details and the immediacy of Lowery's voice make this a valuable primary document as well as a pleasure to read." "Kirkus," starred review * "One of those rare books that is geniunely accessible to a brad audience." "BCCB," starred review * "This inspiring personal story illuminates pivotal events in America's history." "Booklist," starred review" "Kirkus "Best Books of 2015 "Booklist "Editors' Choice 2015 * "Vivid details and the immediacy of Lowery's voice make this a valuable primary document as well as a pleasure to read." "Kirkus," starred review * "One of those rare books that is geniunely accessible to a brad audience." "BCCB," starred review * "This inspiring personal story illuminates pivotal events in America's history." "Booklist," starred review" * "Vivid details and the immediacy of Lowery's voice make this a valuable primary document as well as a pleasure to read."--"Kirkus," starred review * "One of those rare books that is geniunely accessible to a brad audience."--"BCCB," starred review * "This inspiring personal story illuminates pivotal events in America's history."--"Booklist," starred review

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