Heroes for Civil Rights
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Heroes for Civil Rights

by David A. Adler
Illustrator(s): Bill Farnsworth
Hardcover | Pages: 32
Size: 8-1/2 X 11 | USD: $17.95
ISBN: 9780823420087
Publication Date: September 15, 2007
Age: 6-9 | Guided Reading Level: S
Themes: 20th Century, Biography, Black Voices, Human & Civil Rights
Recommendations: A,SLJ

About the Book

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader. Fannie Lou Hamer,founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The Little Rock Nine, pioneers in social integration.

Whether organizing, marching, speaking, or simply trying to go to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice. David A. Adler’s moving biographies and Bill Farnsworth’s evocative paintings honor these American who risked their own lives so that others could enjoy their rights.

Includes profiles on Ralph Abernathy, Medgar Evers, Andrew Goodman/James Earl Chaney/Michael Henry Schwerner, the Greensboro Four, Fannie Lou Hamer, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Little Rock Nine, Thurgood Marshall, James Meredith, Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, Earl Warren.


“The 13 entries are arranged alphabetically and include birth and death dates. . . . An introduction and chronology provide important background and a frame of reference. Source notes are included for quotations, along with a selected bibliography. Teachers and students alike will find useful introductory information at their fingertips in this attractively illustrated book.”
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