Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
R. Gregory Christie
This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson through prose and poetry. In 1968 she witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; Race discrimination; financial hardship; racism; prejudice; marginalized group of people
Black (African American)
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2019, Honor, Illustrator
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 NonFiction-Middle Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2018
Lasting Connections, 2018 Social Studies
Notable Children's Books, 2019 Middle Readers
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Grades 3-5
strikes; protests; Martin Luther King Jr.; struggle; courage; Memphis; violence; death; dreams; sanitation workers
Duncan, Alice Faye, "Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968" (2018). Diverse Families. 1934.