Sunday, May 27, 2012

To The Mountaintop by Charlayne Hunter-Gault-OPTIONAL

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne, To The Mountaintop: My Journey Through The Civil Rights Movement. Roarin Brook Press, 2012. Pgs. 198. INFORMATION. Language; G, Violence: PG-13, Sexual Content: G
Starting in 1951 and going up through 2009, this author covers the civil right movement and how certain events throughout history led to Barack Obama becoming president.

A fairly unbiased memoir with a timeline, primary sources, and more. Although the index stinks and the author missed an opportunity to give additional resources for readers to check out, she did a fairly good job of depicting the time period. Because of the content  and the extensiveness of the memoir, older readers  will mostly be the ones to enjoy this over younger students. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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