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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford (A) and Ekua Holmes (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Biography / Poetry / Freedom Fighter - 2015)

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Description: 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 Johnson's 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 Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength. (56 pgs) Ages 9-12

Ashay says, "I never knew much about Fannie Lou Hamer's life, except for her stirring words, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired", which rings true for so many people including me sometimes. But, I read this book and almost cried, because she struggled so much at the hands of other people's hatred and ignorance. She was an amazing woman and this book celebrates her life with great honor. Thank you Ms. Weatherford and Ms. Holmes. Every classroom and library needs to have this book. What an inspiration. Teach!"

Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.5 x 10.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

ISBN: AABA978-0763665319

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