Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Blackmon Lowery, Lynda.  Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.  Illustrated by PJ Loughran. Dial Books - Penguin Group, 2015 Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama where she was brutally beaten on Bloody Sunday, but overcame her terror to complete the march to the Statehouse in Montgomery. Told in Lynda\'s own words, this story of courage also pays tribute to Jimmie Lee Jackson, Reverend James Reed and Viola Luizzo, painting a powerful picture of courage and strength and commitment to the ideals of freedom and democracy. A compelling, beautifully written book. 2016 Winner for Older Readers.


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