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The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
by Russell Freedman

Trade Binding | 112 pages | 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 | US$ 18.95
ISBN: 9780823420315 | 10-01-2006

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 10 up

Themes: 20th Century, Contemporary Issues/Social Problems, Human & Civil Rights, African American Interest
Recommendations: A*, C*, H*, K*, SLJ*

CCSS Codes:
4: RI.4, SL.1, W.2, W.4, W.7
5: RI.3, RI.4, RI.9, RL.6, SL.1, W.1, W.2, W.4
6: RI.2, RI.4, RI.7, RL.7, RL.9, SL.1, SL.5, W.1, W.2, W.4, W.7
7: RI.1, RI.3, SL.1, W.1, W.4
8:RI.2, RI.4, SL.1, W.1, W.2, W.4

About the Book
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 refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, a yearlong struggle, and a major victory in the civil rights movement. Source notes, map, bibliography, index.
Excerpt from Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Copyright © 2006 by Russell Freedman. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


FREEDOM WALKERS won the first ever Cybils Award in Nonfiction! Read the interview with Russell Freedman here.

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Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
Cybils Nonfiction Award Winner, MG/YA
Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Bank Street College)
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INDIANA Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
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NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Once Upon a World Book Award (Museum of Tolerance)
Parents' Choice Recommended
RHODE ISLAND Children's Book Award Nominee
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Best Books of the Season
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book Award

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FREEDOM WALKERS: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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