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Freedom Riders
John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
Written by Ann Bausum

Freedom Riders
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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - People of Color; Juvenile Nonfiction - History - United States - 20th Century; Juvenile Nonfiction - Ethnic - African-American
Imprint: National Geographic Children's Books
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: December 2005
Price: $18.95
Can. Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7922-4173-7 (0-7922-4173-8)
Pages: 80



 
Freedom Riders compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. It shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south.

No other book on the Freedom Riders has used such a personal perspective. These two young men, empowered by their successes in the Nashville student movement, were among those who volunteered to continue the Freedom Rides after violence in Anniston, Alabama, left the original bus in flames with the riders injured and in retreat. Lewis and Zwerg joined the cause knowing their own fate could be equally harsh, if not worse. The journey they shared as freedom riders through the Deep South changed not only their own lives but our nation's history.



AWARDS

 
WINNER 2007 - Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book
WINNER - Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
WINNER 2007 - Booklist Top of the List
WINNER 2007 - NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
FINALIST 2007 - NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
WINNER 2007 - ALA the Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
SUBMITTED - Booklist Top of the List
SUBMITTED - ALA the Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
SUBMITTED - NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
WINNER 2007 - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age





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