Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
Illustrators Illustrated by PJ Loughran Edition

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Publisher Penguin Imprint Dial ISBN


Awards and Honors <b>2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book<br> 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner, Older Children<br> 2016 Amelia Bloomer List, Middle Grade–Nonfiction</b><br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2015, Teen<br> <i>Booklist</i> Best Young Adult Books of 2015<br> <i>Booklist</i> Editor’s Choice 2015, Nonfiction, Older Readers<br> <i>Bulletin</i> Blue Ribbon 2015, Nonfiction<br> ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers<br> Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers<br> 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 6–8<br> 2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events<br> 2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Nonfiction<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, History

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

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2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

“By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times.” The youngest participant in the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, tells her story. Lyrics to spirituals. Photographs and biographies of people who died or disappeared due to participating in the march. Notes on voting rights and the Voting Rights Act. Black-and-white period photographs. Full-color illustrations.
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