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The Youngest Marcher

Written by Cynthia Levinson & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il! Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • “If grown-ups won’t do it, fill the jails … with children! Audrey leaped to her feet. ‘I want to go to jail,’ she declared.”

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Who Wrote The Youngest Marcher

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Cynthia Levinson

Cynthia Levinson was in high school when Audrey Faye Hendricks marched to jail, and she knows she would not have been as brave as Audrey. But when Cynthia met Audrey forty-five years later, she knew she had to write a book about her for young readers. She spent more than three years interviewing marchers and researching the events. Her book We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March tells the story for older readers. Cynthia has also written about social justice in Watch Out for Flying Kids: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community. She and her husband divide their time between Austin, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts.

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Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self taught illustrator of more than 80 children’s books. She first fell in love with picture books when she was read the Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child. It was the first time Vanessa saw an image of a brown child that looked like her. Diversity is at the very heart of her illustrations and storytelling. She has written and illustrated three of her own books, Let Freedom Sing, Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless The Table and Grandma’s Purse. Vanessa wants every child to know the joy she felt when she saw herself in a picture book. “I want every child to know that I see you.” Vanessa is a lover of music and food. When she isn’t creating children’s Books she is cooking or singing somewhere. She lives in NC with her husband of 25 years and her daughter Zoe.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481400701
Publication Date:
January 17, 2017
Text Details:
The text for this book is set in Souvenir Std.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book are rendered in digital collage.
Word Count:
1401
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013032438
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
861119862
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481400703
Lexile:
720L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
188863
ATOS Book Level:
3.9
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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