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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Partridge Narrator: Alan Bomar Jones Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women, and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote. They'd been threatened. Been arrested. Jailed. This march was likely to end in violence, yet they went anyway. But when state troopers attacked with billy clubs and tear gas, the brute force was a shock. Many were injured, including children.

But not even Bloody Sunday, as March 7 came to be known, was enough to deter the marchers. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they were committed to the voting rights movement despite the risks. Not even the youngest protestors gave up, and their defiance and courage were inspiring. Without them the struggle in Selma - which culminated in a five-day march to Montgomery - might have failed.

Marching for Freedom tells the story of how ordinary kids helped change history.

Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge explores the events at Selma from their point of view, drawing on vivid recollections of some of those who marched as children.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/18/2014

    " This accessible nonfiction story of the Freedom Marches beginning in 1963 was amazing with the stark black and white photographs of important figures in the marches, personal stories, and a basic timeline of events. The heavy-hitters like Dr. King and Rosa Parks, but also stories of little girls joining up, a one-legged man marching the entire distance, and a old woman who ran a general store to help feed and shelter marchers. Very easy and worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " This is a very readable account of the civil rights movement, focusing on the contributions and involvement of children in activities focused on Selma Alabama in 1965. Not only is the text very engaging, following real children through different events, but the pictures of the events and the children are compelling and are reproduced in amazing quality. This book really brings the marches and protests to life, allowing children to glimpse what it was like to be engaged at that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 2/16/2014

    " Marching for Freedom is a powerful, enotional and factual look at how young people contributed to the Civil Rights movement in Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery March in the quest for voting rights. It is evocative of the times and very accessible, with bold black and white photographs that illustrate the well researched text. It does not back away from brutality, but illustrates the bravery and endurance of young people. The lyrics of the songs of the marchers are powerful. Already an award winner and certain to win more, this book is highly recommended for readers grades 5 and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shaundell | 2/12/2014

    " This book was a National Book Award Finalist and the winner of SLJ's Battle of the Books - and I can see why! After seeing photos of the Selma-Montgomery march, Elizabeth Partridge read everything she could find on the topic and was hooked. She spent many months researching, interviewing, and writing this book, which is told through the viewpoint of teenagers and children. Fascinating! She did a wonderful job bringing the story to life through her text and photos. I also enjoyed hearing her speak at the BYU Symposium about her experiences with narrative non-fiction. I look forward to reading more books by my dear friend, Elizabeth! "

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