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Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement



by
Angela Joy
illustrated by
Janelle Washington

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250220950
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion , Violence: Death
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A picture book biography of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement.

Mamie Till-Mobley is the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally murdered while visiting the South in 1955. His death became a rallying point for the civil rights movement, but few know that it was his mother who was the catalyst for bringing his name to the forefront of history.

In Choosing Brave, Angela Joy and Janelle Washington offer a testament to the power of love, the bond of motherhood, and one woman's unwavering advocacy for justice. It is a poised, moving work about a woman who refocused her unimaginable grief into action for the greater good.

Timely, powerful, and beautifully told, this thorough and moving story has been masterfully crafted to be both comprehensive and suitable for younger readers.

Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. “Choosing Brave: The Soundtrack.” Glossary. “Time line of a Crime.” Sources. Full-color illustrations done in cut paper.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion , Violence: Death

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

680L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Picture Books for Older Readers

Topics

Mamie Till-Mobley (1921–2003). Emmett Till (1941–1955). African American women civil rights workers. African American mothers. Mothers of murder victims. Twentieth-century history of US civil rights.

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