We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cynthia Levinson's book is just such an awesome read about such a difficult and horrible time during the civil rights movement. Four African American teens' stories are re-told concerning the fateful year of 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama when thousands of children are jailed while marching peacefully for segregation in stores, lunch counters, fitting rooms, and bathrooms. The research is very thorough and riveting; while photographs and side bars show how difficult it was to remain nonviolent with racist police, fire hoses, insults and attack dogs. With the support of their parents, these children marched for their freedom, fairness and self esteem for equal opportunities for future generations of African Americans. This is also a great addition for high school collections as a nonfiction title for Common Core Social Studies; students will be spellbound.
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