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Book Title: Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott|
The author of the book: Russell Freedman
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Edition: Holiday House
Date of issue: February 28th 2009
ISBN 13: 9780823421954
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 27.25 MB
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While we have all most likely learned about the Montgomery Bus Boycott from a textbook while in grade school, this text represents the information in a very engaging manner. The information is factual, but unlike when I read most textbooks, I actually wanted to keep reading this. The text teaches about key figures during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, what they did and why they did it. The text goes into great detail about Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr., along with several other important individuals. The text includes quotes and details often omitted from textbooks and other sources.
The fifth graders in my school are reading this text, and I think this is an appropriate age group for this text. The information is not too graphic for younger students, but it works well with our fifth grade curriculum so this seems like the best group of students to use this text. I could see using it with middle school students as well to support relevant research about the key individuals and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
There are photographs with captions used throughout the text. I liked that they were not on every page and were inserted where relevant, not just to fill space on the pages of the book.
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Read information about the authorRussell A. Freedman was an American biographer and the author of nearly 50 books for young people. He may be known best for winning the 1988 Newbery Medal with his work Lincoln: A Photobiography.
He grew up in San Francisco and attended the University of California, Berkeley, and then worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press and as a publicity writer. His nonfiction books ranged in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history. Freeedman's work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery in 1994 and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane in 1992, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.
Freedman traveled extensively throughout the world to gather information and inspiration for his books. His book, Confucius: The Golden Rule was inspired by his extensive travels through Mainland China, where he visited Confucius' hometown in modern day QuFu, in the Shantung Province.