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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Fall 2006 Non-Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Russell Freedman
ISBN: 0-8234-2031-0
Hardcover Price: $18.95
Review:
In 1955 and 1956, the African-Americans of Montgomery, Alabama, collectively changed the history of our country. While the famous names associated with the bus boycott, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., are well known, the author tells the story of the people who are not famous. After Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus for a white man, these people, through a series of meetings and messages, decided to boycott the public bus system. Refusing to ride the segregated buses, they walked and shared rides for 381 days. Walking for miles and miles in the hostile atmosphere of the segregated south, the freedom walkers strode into history.

With an easily read format, generously illustrated with vintage photographs, this book reveals both the celebrated and the uncelebrated. Brave people, young and old, who overcame injustice nonviolently.

Kemie Nix   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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