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Child of the Civil Rights Movement

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Publisher Comments:

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.

Review:

"In her debut picture book, Shelton, a daughter of Andrew Young (activist, politician, and former U.N. ambassador), taps into her memories and those of her father, two older sisters, and others to offer a child's perspective of 'the family of the civil rights movement.' She recalls her parents, native Southerners, moving their family from New York to Georgia to help combat erupting racial violence ('At first, I thought Jim Crow was a big black crow/ that squawked whenever a black person/ tried to get a good seat'). Shelton smoothly threads together personal anecdotes: being turned away from a restaurant; listening from under the table as her parents, Martin Luther King Jr., and other activists gather ('With everyone trying to talk at once,/ I thought they sounded just like/ instruments tuning up before a concert'); and participating as a four-year-old in the Selma-Montgomery march. Coln's (As Good as Anybody) soft-focus art features his customarily rich textural backdrop of speckles, scratches, and waves. Both contributors evoke the drama and emotion of the times (while avoiding the violence) and a triumphal sense of community and family. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Shelton watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Synopsis:

The daughter of a civil rights activist brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. Shelton watches and listens to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Synopsis:

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.

About the Author

Paula Young Shelton is the daughter of civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young. She is a teacher in Washington, D.C., and a member of the National Black Child Development Institute. Her husband, Hilary O. Shelton, is the director of the NAACP Washington Bureau.

Raul Colón is the acclaimed illustrator of numerous childrens books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375843143
Author:
Shelton, Paula Young
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Colon, Raul
Author:
illustrated by Raul Colon
Author:
Colon, Raul
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - Alabama -
Subject:
Civil rights movements - Alabama - Selma -
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Junior Library Guild Selection
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.27 x 9 x 0.43 in 1.05 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375843143 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her debut picture book, Shelton, a daughter of Andrew Young (activist, politician, and former U.N. ambassador), taps into her memories and those of her father, two older sisters, and others to offer a child's perspective of 'the family of the civil rights movement.' She recalls her parents, native Southerners, moving their family from New York to Georgia to help combat erupting racial violence ('At first, I thought Jim Crow was a big black crow/ that squawked whenever a black person/ tried to get a good seat'). Shelton smoothly threads together personal anecdotes: being turned away from a restaurant; listening from under the table as her parents, Martin Luther King Jr., and other activists gather ('With everyone trying to talk at once,/ I thought they sounded just like/ instruments tuning up before a concert'); and participating as a four-year-old in the Selma-Montgomery march. Coln's (As Good as Anybody) soft-focus art features his customarily rich textural backdrop of speckles, scratches, and waves. Both contributors evoke the drama and emotion of the times (while avoiding the violence) and a triumphal sense of community and family. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Shelton watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
"Synopsis" by , The daughter of a civil rights activist brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. Shelton watches and listens to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
"Synopsis" by , In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.

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