Marching for Freedom

Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

By Partridge, Elizabeth

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ISBN
978-0-67001-189-6
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 6-Up Much has been written about the Civil Rights Movement, but what has not been documented as well is the role that children played in propelling the movement forward. This book does just that as the Selma, AL, voting rights protests are examined through the eyes of its youngest demonstrators, whose spirit, humor, and grit are clearly exhibited. The book begins by introducing Joanne Blackmon, who at 10 year...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Partridge segues nicely from a series of young adult biographies (Restless Spirit, rev. 3/99; This Land Was Made for You and Me, rev. 3/02; John Lennon, rev. 9/05) to a sharply focused historical narrative for a younger audience. "There are moments in history that grab me tight and don't let go," she writes about her inspiration to chronicle the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery—and do so from the viewpoint of a half-dozen children and teenagers who participated. Their recollections,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2009

Partridge writes about the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery from the viewpoint of children and teenagers who participated. Their recollect...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

An exceptional work of nonfiction that displays attention to detail at every level. The s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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