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Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker



by
Patricia Hruby Powell
illustrated by
R. Gregory Christie

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Margaret K. McElderry
ISBN
9781534406230
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“What do you hope to accomplish?” asked Ella Baker’s granddaddy when she was still a child.

Her mother provided the answer: “Lift as you climb.”


Long before the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, Ella Baker worked to lift others up by fighting racial injustice and empowering poor African Americans to stand up for their rights. Her dedication and grassroots work in many communities made her a valuable ally for leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and she has been ranked as one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement. In the 1960s she worked to register voters and organize sit-ins, and she became a teacher and mentor to many young activists.

Caldecott Honor winner R. Gregory Christie’s powerful pictures pair with Patricia Hruby Powell’s poignant words to paint a vivid portrait of the fight for the freedom of the human spirit.

Author’s note. Further information. Time line of Ella Baker’s life. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations painted in gouache. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

B

AR

4.2: points 0.5

Lexile

AD730L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2020

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Picture Book

Topics

Ella Baker (1903-1986). US civil rights workers. Biography. African American women civil rights workers. Civil rights movement. Activists.

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