Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.
Contributor(s): Holmes, Ekua [illustrator.] | Candlewick Press [publisher.].Material type: TextEdition: First edition.Description: 34 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763665319; 0763665312.Subject(s): Hamer, Fannie Lou -- Juvenile literature | Hamer, Fannie Lou -- Poetry | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Mississippi Freedom Project -- Juvenile literature | Mississippi Freedom Project | 1900-1999 | African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 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 | Women -- 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 / Poetry | 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 | Mississippi | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | History. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Poetry. | Picture books for children. | Children's poetry | Children's poetry -- 2015. | Picture books. | Poetry. | Biographies. | 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.DDC classification: 973.04 | B
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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.
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