Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes. - First edition. - 34 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

Sunflower County, Mississippi -- Delta Blues -- Spoiled -- My mother taught me -- Fair -- Not everyone could move up north -- Worse off than dogs -- Motherhood -- Literacy test -- On the move -- The price of freedom -- SNCC ("Snick") -- The beating -- Injustice -- Running -- Freedom summer -- 1964 Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey -- Africa -- Washington -- Black power -- America's problem -- No rest.

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats.

Ages 10-14.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, 2016 Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2016

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Hamer, Fannie Lou--Juvenile literature.
Hamer, Fannie Lou--Poetry.
Hamer, Fannie Lou.

Mississippi Freedom Project--Juvenile literature.
Mississippi Freedom Project.


African American women civil rights workers--Biography--Juvenile literature.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--Mississippi--20th century--Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements--History--Mississippi--20th century--Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers--Poetry.
Civil rights workers--Poetry.
Civil rights movements--History--20th century--Poetry.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century--Poetry.
African Americans--Biography--Poetry.
African American women--Biography--Poetry.
Civil rights workers--Biography--Poetry.
Civil rights movements--History--Poetry.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--Poetry.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism.
African American women civil rights workers.
African Americans--Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.

Mississippi--Race relations--Juvenile literature.
United States.

Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books for children.
Children's poetry
Children's poetry--2015.
Picture books.
Caldecott Medal: Honor book--2016.
John Steptoe Award for New Talent--2016.
Robert F. Sibert Award: Honor book--2016.
Biographical poetry--Juvenile.
Dust jackets (Bindings)--2015.
Curriculum resource.

E185.97.H35 / W43 2015

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