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Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop the sanitation strike of 1968

Duncan, Alice Faye (author.). Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- (illustrator.).

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Homer Public Library J 323.092 DUN 000150336 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629797182
  • ISBN: 1629797189
  • ISBN: 9780780431294
  • ISBN: 0780431294
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]

Content descriptions

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Summary, etc.:
This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson through prose and poetry. In 1968 she witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.
For nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, the Sanitation Strike of 1968 hit close to home. Lorraine marched with her daddy and other sanitation workers through the streets of Memphis fighting for equal rights and safer working conditions. With her mother, she boycotted stores. Lorraine's life was forever changed when she heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preach his famous sermon "I've Been to the Mountaintop" to the tired and frustrated strikers. Dr. King was tragically killed the next day, and hope seemed shattered. But Lorraine, her family, and the people of Memphis pushed through those difficult times, because dreamers never quit. Author Alice Faye Duncan based the character of Lorraine Jackson on a teacher who participated in the Memphis Sanitation Strike as a child. Using a riveting combination of poetry and prose, Alice Faye reveals the inspiring story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
800L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.9 0.5.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2019
Subject: n-us-tn
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King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Assassination
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Assassination
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Assassination
Sanitation Workers Strike (Memphis, Tennessee : 1968)
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 Juvenile fiction
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 Juvenile poetry
Labor movement Tennessee Memphis History 20th century Juvenile fiction
African Americans Tennessee Memphis Social conditions 20th century Juvenile fiction
African Americans Tennessee Memphis Social conditions 20th century Juvenile poetry
Picture books for children
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Labor movement Tennessee Memphis History 20th century
African Americans Tennessee Memphis Social conditions 20th century
Labor movement Tennessee Memphis History 20th century
African Americans Tennessee Memphis Social conditions 20th century
JUVENILE FICTION Historical United States 20th Century
JUVENILE FICTION People & Places United States African American
JUVENILE FICTION Social Themes Prejudice & Racism
African Americans Social conditions
Assassination
Labor movement
Race relations
Memphis (Tenn.) Race relations History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Memphis (Tenn.) Race relations History 20th century Juvenile poetry
Memphis (Tenn.) Race relations History 20th century
Tennessee Memphis
Genre: Historical fiction.
Picture books.
Fiction.
History.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
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