Monday, August 3, 2015

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Weatherford - OPTIONAL

Weatherford, Carole Boston Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.  PICTURE BOOK. NON-FICTION.  Candlewick, 2015.  $18. 

Weatherford speaks in Fannie Lou Hamer’s voice , telling her story from her early days sharecropping in virtual slavery, through beatings as she tried to exercise her right to vote, and her work in the Democratic Party to bring a voice to African Americans. 

While formatted like a picture book, it is very text heavy and much more suitable for a middle school project, perhaps as inspiration.  The story is well worth hearing.

MS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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