My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a very interesting snapshot of an important era in our country's history. The Selma Movement in the 1960's, was a kids movement, and that came out loud and clear in this very readable book. We learn the story of one marcher, who begins the story with, "By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times." Very simply, Lynda Blackmon tells her story of the time before African Americans could vote in the South. There are great illustrations, along with black and white photographs to move the story along, and make it real for young readers. A good choice for all readers!
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