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Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Synopsis

A 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor BookA 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner 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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Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780763665319
ISBN-10 0763665312
Class Copyright
Publisher Candlewick Press
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 15 MB
Number of Pages 56
Length of Recording 1
Language ENG
Shelf No. NA169
Grade Range 4-7
Ages 9-12
Lexile 820L