The Teachers March‪!‬

How Selma's Teachers Changed History

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FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!

NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book ° Booklist Editors' Choice ° Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Finalist ° A Notable Book for a Global Society

★ "An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, here is an exciting tribute to the educators who participated in the 1965 Selma Teachers' March.

Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs--and perhaps their lives--by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demand their right to vote? On January 22, 1965, the Black teachers left their classrooms and did just that, with Reverend Reese leading the way. Noted nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace conducted the last interviews with Reverend Reese before his death in 2018 and interviewed several teachers and their family members in order to tell this story, which is especially important today.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2020
September 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
44
Pages
PUBLISHER
Astra Publishing House
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
34.5
MB

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