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Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movement

ISBN-10: 1536203254
ISBN-13: 9781536203257
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Illustrated by: Holmes, Ekua
Interest Level: 4-8
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: December 2018

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 56


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Interest Level

Grades 4-8

Reading Level

Lexile: 820L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General

Description
Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights. "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
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