Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement - Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes

Any one of the myriad episodes of Fannie Lou Hamer’s life could support an entire book: her childhood as the youngest of twenty children born to sharecroppers in Jim Crow-era Mississippi; her suffering at the hands of corrupt white plantation bosses; her enduring a forced government sterilization; and, of course, her heroic involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Hamer famously overcame exploitation, degradation, and beatings to become a champion of voting rights, education, political representation, and equality. To capture such an extraordinary life, Voice of Freedom (Candlewick, $17.99) pairs Carole Boston Weatherford’s passionate, free-verse poetry with Ekua Holmes’s collage illustrations. These versatile media offer glimpses into Hamer’s life that are both informative and deeply evocative, sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about this remarkable woman. Ages 11-14.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665319
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

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