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

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

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley

Illustrations by PJ Loughran

First Release:

August 2016

Other Release:

August 2016


ISBN: 9780803741232

2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
“By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times.” The youngest participant in the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, tells her story. Lyrics to spirituals. Photographs and biographies of people who died or disappeared due to participating in the march. Notes on voting rights and the Voting Rights Act. Black-and-white period photographs. Full-color illustrations.

 
  • ISBN: 9780803741232
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Dial
    Page Count: 128
    Trim Size: 6" x 9"
    Authors: Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
    Dewey Classification: 323.1196
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.1, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.7, Points: 7
    Lexile: Level: 780L
    Awards & Honors: 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
    2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner, Older Children
    2016 Amelia Bloomer List, Middle Grade–Nonfiction

    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015, Teen
    Booklist Best Young Adult Books of 2015
    Booklist Editor’s Choice 2015, Nonfiction, Older Readers
    Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2015, Nonfiction
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 6–8
    2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfic
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