Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Bruce Watson (Author) Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by)
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Product Details

Price
$40.00  $36.80
Publisher
Triangle Square
Publish Date
November 10, 2020
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.0 X 1.5 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781644210093

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About the Author

Bruce Watson's previous books include Sacco and Vanzetti, a finalist for the Edgar Award, and Bread and Roses, a New York Public Library Book to Remember. His journalism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, and Reader's Digest. He lives in Massachusetts.
Rebecca Stefoff has devoted her career to writing nonfiction books for young readers. Her publications include histories, literary biographies, an encyclopedia of maps, and numerous books on science and environmental issues. She has also adapted a number of landmark works in history and science, include Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Jared Diamond's The Third Chimpanzee, Charles C. Mann's bestselling 1493, Jill Jonnes's Eiffel's Tower, and Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America.

Reviews

"Here is the whole story of the young people who risked their lives for freedom that terrible, wonderful summer of 1964--and the disenfranchised Mississippians who risked their lives simply by being black. It's history that will make your blood boil. This page-turner should be required reading for every student." --Patricia Hruby Powell, author of Loving vs. Virginia, Lift As You Climb, and Sibert Honor Book Josephine

"Compelling, comprehensive, and immensely readable, Freedom Summer for Young People invites readers to confront a grim historical moment and to witness the courage of people who risked everything, even their lives, for the sake of racial equality in Mississippi. If you think you don't need yet another book about the Freedom Summer, you're wrong." --Chris Crowe, author of Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case