Heroes for Civil Rights

Heroes for Civil Rights

by David A. Adler, Bill Farnsworth, Bill Farnsworth
     
 

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 marching, speaking, or simply going to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice. David A. Adler's moving biographies and Bill Farnsworth's evocative…  See more details below

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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 marching, speaking, or simply going 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 Americans who risked their own lives so that others could enjoy their rights.

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-5
Adler presents biographical sketches of several individuals and the defining actions or events in their lives as they relate to the roles they played during the Civil Rights Movement. The information is brief, ranging from four to seven short paragraphs, thus giving more of a snapshot of the person and/or incident rather than facts. Fannie Lou Hamer, Lyndon Baines Johnson, James Meredith, and Earl Warren are among those included. The format is attractive, with the easy-to-read text facing a full-page illustration. Farnsworth's oil paintings complement the simple presentations by featuring a large portrait of each individual, with one or more smaller pictures of a significant moment superimposed on it. A poignant, sad touch is the addition of a single painted red rose on the pages featuring the heroes who were murdered because of their stand against segregation and inequality. The chronology corresponds sequentially with the information in the book, beginning in Baton Rouge with the African-American boycott of the city's segregated public buses and ending in 1968 with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A detailed list of sources and selected bibliography follow. An engaging introduction to people and events of the era.
—Mary N. OluonyeCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823420087
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
755,895
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Adler is the author of Fun with Roman Numerals and Money Madness. He lives in New York State.

Bill Farnsworth’s illustrations for The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen by Susan Goldman Rubin were called “nothing short of extraordinary” by PW in a starred review. He lives in Florida.

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