Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge, Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.   Climaxing in the successful march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery,this is the human story behind President Johnson's 1965 signing of the Voting Rights Act. The future of the country was powerfully changed through the indomitable courage and determination, mainly led by African American young adults and children, who persisted for three months through repeated violence and jailings to demand their rights. Despite disagreements and disapproval within the adult leadership, the children remained focused and determined. Riveting chronology, stunning photographs, and telling details from oral history interviews recreate the children's anger, terror, solidarity and purpose moment-by-moment. This is a testament to the power of youth and collective nonviolent action. Winner Book for Older Children, 2010.


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