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Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford; Ekua Holmes; Candlewick Press,
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Children's poetry
Caldecott Medal: Honor book
John Steptoe Award for New Talent
Robert F. Sibert Award: Honor book
Biographical poetry
Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Picture books
Poetry
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography Poetry
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Boston Weatherford; Ekua Holmes; Candlewick Press,
ISBN: 9780763665319 0763665312
OCLC Number: 917337564
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2016
Caldecott Honor Book, 2016
John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, 2016
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2016
Target Audience: Ages 10-14.
Description: 34 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
Contents: Sunflower County, Mississippi --
Delta Blues --
Spoiled --
My mother taught me --
Fair --
Not everyone could move up north --
Worse off than dogs --
Motherhood --
Literacy test --
On the move --
The price of freedom --
SNCC ("Snick") --
The beating --
Injustice --
Running --
Freedom summer --
1964 Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey --
Africa --
Washington --
Black power --
America's problem --
No rest.
Responsibility: Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

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"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats.

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