Voice of Freedom

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Voice of Freedom
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
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ISBN-13: 9781536203257
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Voice of Freedom
Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

author: Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrator: Ekua Holmes

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 Johnsonís interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamerís life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.

ďIn this stunning biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, we walk beside her through tears and smiles on a remarkable journey of resilience and determination that leaves us transformed.Ē ó Booklist (starred review)
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
56 / 11" x 10"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Poetry; Social Topics; Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
Carole Boston Weatherford, a New York Times best-selling author and poet, was named the 2019 Washington Post Childrenís Book Guild Nonfiction Award winner. Her numerous books for children include the Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by Floyd Cooper; the Caldecott Honor Books Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, which was also a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book; and the critically acclaimed Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Carole Boston Weatherford lives in North Carolina.
illustrator’s comments:
Ekua Holmes is a fine artist whose work explores themes of family, relationships, hope, and faith. In 2013 she was named to the Boston Arts Commission, which oversees public art projects on city property. Voice of Freedom is her first picture book. Ekua Holmes lives in Boston.
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