Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

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As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.

Title : Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
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ISBN : 0803741235
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 pages


Megan rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2017

I loved this book... from the format (narrative nonfiction) to the content shared.. I just couldn't seem to put it down! I'm so glad I am reading such an engaging and accessible text with my students to truly bring the Civil Rights movement to light!

Joyce rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2017

This is a quick read. Abbreviated memoir of Lynda Blackmon's journey in Selma peacefully protesting for the legitimate right to vote March 1965. At the time she was 15 years old. I enjoyed it because it portrays a very specific moment in time from Bloody Sunday where hundreds of peaceful proteste...

Raina rated it ★★★★★

March 17, 2016

Booktalked this as part of my middle school sweep 2016. Love the combination of primary source text with primary source photographs, lovely illustrations, and a narrative/novel-style layout. Kids were impressed by the idea of having to pass tests to be allowed to vote in elections (I brought some...

Irene rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2017

If you know a young person who's looking to learn more about or connect with the Civil Rights Movement, put this book in their hands. Lynda Blackmon Lowery tells her story of her experience with Steady Loving Confrontation with passion. As a female protestor, her story nicely complements John Lewi...

Jasmyn rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2017

***Spoiler Alert***   Have you ever wondered about the youngest person to be part of the Selma march? In Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom this is a autobiography by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who was the youngest person to march in the Selma march. Turning 15 on the road is a really good book. I love...

Harold rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2015

I was 28 when courageous black Alabama citizens and white sympathizers set forth March 21, 1965, across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to begin their successful march to Montgomery, the state capital, to demonstrate their determination to force the state of Alabama to allow all of its black citizen...

Ella rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

If you are determined, you can overcome your fears, and then you can change the world. On the back of the book, there is a quote from Dan Sturman, Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker that I thought really spoke what message Lowery was trying to get across with this memoir: "Lynda Lowery'...

Nicole rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

What an inspiring and beautifully written book to start Martin Luther King day with. The strength of this young woman...what she witnessed, and maybe more importantly, what she experienced. It demonstrates a strength of character and fortitude that I know I do not possess. She did what had to be...

Kristin rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2017

This book is spectacular and really enthralling--I heard Lynda Blackmon Lowery speak at the Illinois Reading Conference and her story is so important. I was grateful that the book has such a good voice and easy readability so many of my students will have access to it and be able to read it.

Sylvia rated it ★★★☆☆

February 12, 2015

I thought the book was informative however I did not like that they put the reason that Lincoln declared war against the south was a question of whether slavery was right or wrong. Everyone by now should know that he really didn't care about slavery but the separation of the union (nation) and if...

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