Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

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11.33 X 8.79 X 0.54 inches | 1.33 pounds

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About the Author

Russell Freedman (1929-2018) transformed non-fiction for children through his insightful narrative, comprehensive research, careful selection of photographs, and deep understanding of his subject matter. He was well known for his riveting biographies and masterful accounts of the history of the United States. One of the most honored writers for children, his many awards include the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award and a National Humanities Medal. Major works include Freedom Walkers; Lincoln: A Photobiography; Because They Marched; The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane; Vietnam: A History of the War.


* "Richly illustrated, this deserves a place alongside other important depictions of this story." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "Commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Freedman delivers a thorough account of the context and events leading up to and through this momentous protest....The momentum-building narrative and often-graphic b&w photos captivate as they recount demonstrations big and small: from sit-ins and 'wade-ins' (for desegregated beaches) to the well-known Selma schoolteachers' march and 'Bloody Sunday' at the Edmund Pettus Bridge." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

* "The many well-chosen black and white photos record significant events, capture dramatic moments, and show individuals who took part in these historic events. With a timeless narrative and a timely epilogue, this handsome volume offers a vivid account of a pivotal moment in American history." --Booklist, Starred Review