Remember Me

Retail $18.95

In Cart: 0
Available: 4
ISBN 9780823420315
Publisher Summary
A riveting account of the civil rights boycott that changed history by the foremost author of history for young people.

Now a classic, Freedman’s book tells the dramatic stories of the heroes who stood up against segregation and Jim Crow laws in 1950s Alabama.  A master of succinct historical narratives Freeman explains the contributions of and sacrifices made by Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, who refused give up their seats, to Jo Ann Robinson, who began the boycott, to Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership was instrumental is carrying it through, and others.

Full of eye-witness reports, iconic photographs from the era, and crucial primary sources, this work brings the narratives alive for contemporary readers. A Map, source notes, a bibliography, and other backmatter make is a valuable classroom resource. The book received five starred reviews, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Jane Addams Peace Association Honor Book Award among other honors.

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, a movement was set in motion that led to other nonviolent boycotts, marches, and walks--resulting in the civil rights movement and major social changes throughout the nation.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
This Is the Dream Traitor : The Case of Benedict Arnold Airborne : A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright Quake! : Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 Great Fire Listening for Lions Oh, the Places He Went : A Story About Dr. Seuss-Theodor Seuss Geisel Princess Ka'Iulani : Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People Last River : John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River Exploring Expedition Behind Rebel Lines : The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy Helen's Eyes : A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher Black Potatoes : The Story Of The Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Random Body Parts : Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells : The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist Taj Mahal Doing Primary Research Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington : 1837-1865 Empire State Building : When New York Reached for the Skies Falcons in the City : The Story of a Peregine Family Recentering the Universe : The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton