Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
March 21, 1965: “This is a great day to be alive,” exclaimed Sister Mary Leoline, one of thousands marching fifty-four miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to support the Voting Rights Act. Time line. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Dec 2014
Awards & Honors
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books; Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014, Nonfiction, Older Readers; Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Social Studies; Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People - 2015, Third to Fifth Grade; Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Nonfiction for Youth, 2015; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Older Readers
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 7.6; Points: 3;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 11.6; Points: 6;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur, Violence: Mild Violence
Selma to Montgomery Rights March, 1965, Selma, Alabama, Race relations, African Americans, Civil rights, Suffrage, Twentieth-century U,S, history, Civil rights movement,