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Jesse Jackson: Still Fighting for the Dream
     

Jesse Jackson: Still Fighting for the Dream

by Jesse L. Jackson Jr
 
Each book in this series provides an accurate and vivid account of the life and times of an important African-American leader and his or her role in the civil rights movement. Readers learn not only how childhood influences helped shape that person's life but also about the civil rights movement as a whole (with emphasis on the 1950s and 1960s) essentially from that

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Each book in this series provides an accurate and vivid account of the life and times of an important African-American leader and his or her role in the civil rights movement. Readers learn not only how childhood influences helped shape that person's life but also about the civil rights movement as a whole (with emphasis on the 1950s and 1960s) essentially from that leader's perspective.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-12-- Series entries that vary in emphasis and quality. Each book begins with the same introduction by Andrew Young and then proceeds within the confines of a formulaic editorial layout. The volumes are illustrated with black-and-white photographs, mediocre drawings, and graphics, which are duplicated in two of the titles. Davies's biography focuses on Malcolm X's growth as a person and as a leader. He relies heavily upon quotations from his subject, but bracketed synonyms and simplified phrases detract from the power and eloquence of the speaker's own words. Johnson concentrates more on civil rights and Black Power movements than on Carmichael, and her dry text becomes bogged down in facts and acronyms. Wilkinson's gracefully written account of Jackson's life is the most successful of the three. Facts about the civil rights movement are incorporated smoothly into Jackson's own story. The book suffers from paraphrasing of supposed direct quotations, including an excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ``Letter from Birmingham Jail.'' By and large, however, these books provide an accessible and accurate overview of the fight for civil rights, and some of its most significant figures. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382099267
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Series:
History of the Civil Rights Movement Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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