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Fearless Freedom
     

Fearless Freedom

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by Corinne Gaile
 

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More than anything, feisty eleven-year-old Bernice Givens wants to be a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement that is sweeping the American South. She gets her chance when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to Birmingham, Alabama, to start a campaign. But after what happens on the day she marches against segregation, Bernice spends her nights fending off bad

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More than anything, feisty eleven-year-old Bernice Givens wants to be a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement that is sweeping the American South. She gets her chance when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to Birmingham, Alabama, to start a campaign. But after what happens on the day she marches against segregation, Bernice spends her nights fending off bad dreams, her days avoiding the marches and all of her time hiding a shameful secret from her friends and family—that she is a deeply afraid.
During the historic spring and summer of 1963, with help from her family and her new friend Betsy, a blind girl from up North who also faces discrimination, Bernice struggles to understand fear and regain the courage to continue her fight against injustice.

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Kirkus Reviews - Corinne Gaile
“An engaging, evocative young adult novel about a preadolescent girl's involvement in the civil rights movement in Birmingham…Bernice herself is about as appealing a heroine as one could hope for, a believable blend of childish naïveté and sophisticated ideology… A moving, triumphant novel encapsulating a young girl’s personal struggle for equality within the larger movement.”— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148578642
Publisher:
Corinne L. Gaile
Publication date:
08/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
665 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Corinne L. Gaile started out as a dancer, became an artist, and is now a writer. Along the way, she taught sculpture at a university, curated art exhibitions, and lectured on art and culture in the African Diaspora. Corinne shares her home in Tampa, Florida, with a tortoiseshell cat named Brandie. She spends her free time traveling internationally and kayaking locally.

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Fearless Freedom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Corinne Gaile is a wonderful writer and a great visual artist. Fearless Freedom is told from the viewpoint of an African American family living through the Civil Rights struggle, a viewpoint that is too often ignored in film and literature.