Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March / by Lynda Blackmon Lowery ; as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley ; illustrated by PJ Loughran.

By: Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, 1950- [author.]
Contributor(s): Leacock, Elspeth [contributor.] | Buckley, Susan Washburn [contributor.] | Loughran, PJ [illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015Copyright date: �2015Description: 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780803741232; 0803741235Other title: Turning fifteen on the road to freedomSubject(s): Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, 1950- | Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) -- Juvenile literature | Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) | Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, 1950- | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Suffrage -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Selma (Ala.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature | Selma (Ala.) -- Race relations | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Suffrage -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 323.1196/073076145 LOC classification: F334.S4 | L69 2015
Contents:
Growing up strong and determined -- In the movement -- Jailbirds -- In the sweatbox -- Bloody Sunday -- Headed for Montgomery -- Turning 15 -- Weary and wet -- Montgomery at last -- Why voting rights?
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2016Summary: As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.
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Growing up strong and determined -- In the movement -- Jailbirds -- In the sweatbox -- Bloody Sunday -- Headed for Montgomery -- Turning 15 -- Weary and wet -- Montgomery at last -- Why voting rights?

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

Ages 12-17.

Accelerated Reader 5.1.

Reading Counts! 4.7.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2016

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