Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, which eventually ended segregation on buses. But the boycott did not start or end there, and here Russell Freedman breathes life into all the key personalities and events that contributed to the yearlong struggle, a major victory in the civil rights movement. This compelling and poignant volume, illustrated with arresting black-and-white phototgraphs from the period, is sure to be an essential addition to the civil rights phenomemon. Source notes, map, bibliography, index.

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Russell Freedman's work has garnered numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honors, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Golden Kite Award. He lives in New York City.
Published September 30, 2006 by Holiday House. 114 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Beginning with the story of a college professor’s frightening experience on a Montgomery bus, Freedman brings this oft-told story to an audience ready to move beyond the popular legend.

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