Marching For Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge
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An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Focusing on the courageous children who faced terrifying violence in order to march alongside King, this is an inspiring look at their fight for the vote. Stunningly emotional black-and-white photos accompany the text.


About Elizabeth Partridge

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ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE is the author of several award-winning books for young readers, including Marching to Freedom, This Land Was Made for You and Me, and John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth. Elizabeth lives in
Published October 14, 2009 by Viking Children's. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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With this photo-essay on the 54-mile civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction.

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In the winter and early spring of 1965, Alabama schoolchildren and teen­agers by the hundreds played a significant role in one of the civil rights movement’s pivotal victories: the march on Montgomery that crystallized Congressional support for voters’ rights legislation.

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USA Today

The text and black-and-white archival photographs are stirring and poignant, ending at the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 as President More news, photos about Lyndon Johnso...

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