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Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement

Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Freedom Riders compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. It shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south. These two young men, empowered by their successes in the Nashville student movement, were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Young adult books
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bausum, Ann.
Freedom Riders.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2006
(OCoLC)648795271
Named Person: John Lewis; Jim Zwerg; John Lewis; Jim Zwerg; John Lewis; Jim Zwerg
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9780792241737 0792241738 9780792241744 0792241746
OCLC Number: 60373657
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2007
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007
Target Audience: Ages 10-13.; Middle School.; 1090
Description: 79 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jim Zwerg --
Foreword / John Lewis --
Introduction --
Black America --
White America --
Common ground --
Early rides --
Blood brothers --
Rolling on --
Separate paths --
Afterword: Toward one America --
Partial roster of Riders --
Chronology --
Resource guide --
Research notes & acknowledgments.
Responsibility: by Ann Bausum ; forewords by Freedom Riders Congressman John Lewis and Jim Zwerg.
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Freedom Riders compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. It shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south. These two young men, empowered by their successes in the Nashville student movement, were among those who volunteered to continue the Freedom Rides after violence in Anniston, Alabama, left the original bus in flames with the riders injured and in retreat. Lewis and Zwerg joined the cause knowing their own fate could be equally harsh, if not worse. The journey they shared as freedom riders through the Deep South changed not only their own lives but our nation's history.

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