On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This simple act sparked a nationwide movement for equality. Award-winning author Russell Freedman puts readers in the midst of a volatile and uplifting time. This compelling and poignant volume, illustrated with arresting black-and-white photographs from the period, is an essential addition to the Civil Rights canon.
Selected Honors for Freedom Walkers include:
An ALA Notable Childrens Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a School Library Journal Book of the Year, The Horn Book Fanfare Selection (Nonfiction), a Kirkus Reviews Editors Choice, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor, and an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Literary Work (Youth/Teens).