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.
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