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Freedom Summer: the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Title

Freedom Summer: the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Publisher

Tien Wah Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780823429202

Pages

144 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

An account of the civil rights crusade in Mississippi 50 years ago that brought on shocking violence and the beginning of a new political order.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

980L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Multiracial; Multicultural; Race discrimination; multiple races; multiple cultures; racism; prejudice

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Carter G. Woodson Book Award, 2015, Honor Book, Secondary Level
Children's Literature Council of Southern California Award, 2015, Winner, Notable Work Of Nonfiction
Golden Kite Award, 2015, Honor, Non Fiction
Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2015, Notable Book, Teen Readers
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 History (12 - 14)
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Informational Books for Older Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2014 NonFiction-Middle Readers
Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Nonfiction for Youth, 2015 Non Fiction
Choices, 2015 Historical People, Places, And Events
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Middle Readers
Lasting Connections, 2014 Social Studies
Marching On: Selected Books about the Civil Rights Movement for Children and Teens, 2013 Books for Middle and High School: NonFiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015 History, Life and Culture in the Americas
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 Non Fiction

Keywords

Mississippi Freedom Project; civil rights movements; civil rights workers; suffrage; voting; photographs; memos

Diversity Impact

direct

Freedom Summer: the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi


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