Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary recounts the story of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. This book is amazing for several reasons:
1. It describes how children and teenagers helped alter history through their participation in nonviolent protests.
2. It reminds the reader how valuable and incredible the right to vote is by showing the great lengths people went to in an effort to secure that right.
3. It brings history alive with stunning photographs and accessible vivid prose.
Please read this book and leave your thoughts about it in the comments.
~Tricia is the teen librarian at CPL and is currently reading Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.