Hunter-Gault, Charlayne, To the Mountaintop, 198 pgs. New York Times Company 2012. $22.99, Language-PG ( n-word). Violence-PG.
This is a book of nonfiction about the Civil Rights movement. Charlayne was part of that movement. Charlayne was born and lived in Georgia. She takes on the journey from 1959 to 1965 through her perspective of this tumultuous time. Charlayne is one of two of the first black students to desegregate the University of Georgia. She needed tenacity and persistence to make it happen. She withstood so much adversity and racism during her historic ordeal. She does tell herstory as part of the movement from the lunch counter sit ins to the March on the Mall, where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke and gave his “I have a Dream” speech. From the experiences of the Freedom Riders to the demonstrations , she takes you year by year through these social changes. I would recommend this book to all libraries.
MS,HS- ESSENTIAL. Linda, Elementary Teacher.