We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

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Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
Pages
180
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.4 X 9.3 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781561458448

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About the Author

Cynthia Levinson is the award-winning author of We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March, which received four starred reviews and was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2012, and Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community. Cynthia worked in education policy and divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

Reviews

"This highly readable photo-essay will hold YA readers with its focus on four young people who participated in the Birmingham Children's March...The format will hook readers with spacious type, boxed quotes, and large black-and-white photos on almost every double-page spread, from the horrifying view of the Klan marching with children to the young protestors waiting to be arrested. A fascinating look at a rarely covered event for both curriculum and personal interest."
"Yet the most compelling component is Levinson's dramatic recreation of the courageous children's crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality. Powerful period photos and topical sidebars heighten the story's impact."
"The author takes her inspiring tale of courage in the face of both irrational racial hatred and adult foot-dragging (on both sides) through the ensuing riots and the electrifying September bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources."
"This photo-essay stands out for its engrossing content, excellent composition, and riveting use of primary-source material. Covering the history of the Birmingham Children's March from inception to full impact, Levinson traces the stories of four young people between the ages of 9 and 15 in 1963...With a helpful list of abbreviations, excellent source notes, photo credits, a fine bibliography, and a comprehensive index, this a great research source, but it's also just plain thought-provoking reading about a time that was both sobering and stirring."