Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book ten: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

This story is about one 15-year-old girl's experience during the fight for voting rights in the south, and in particular the march to Montgomery. Again, I am amazed with the quality of nonfiction writing for kids that I've had the pleasure of reading lately. It is a little simplistic but when I remind myself that the POV is that of a 15-year-old girl, it doesn't seem farfetched or out of place. 

What is troubling is how little we've come since then, but that is a different subject altogether. Things aren't nearly as bad but we still have such a long, long way to go. 

10 down plus 42 to go.

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