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 Twelve days in May : freedom ride 1961
 Author: Brimner, Larry Dane


 Publisher:  Calkins Creek
 Pub Year: 2017

 Dewey: 323.1
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 112 p.,  26 cm

 BTSB No: 151826 ISBN: 9781629795867
 Ages: 10-18 Grades: 5-12

 Subjects:
 Civil rights workers
 Civil rights movements
 Freedom Rides -- 1961
 Segregation
 Race relations -- United States
 Southern States

Price: $21.39

Summary:
For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the "Freedom Riders," traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.00
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 194620

Awards:
 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2018

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (+) (00/09/17)
   Booklist (+) (10/15/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/17)
 The Hornbook (00/11/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 Gr 5 Up—An engaging and accessible account of the 13 original Freedom Riders as they attempted to make their way from Washington, DC, to New Orleans, LA, to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The riders, "men and women, young and old, black and white," planned to sit anywhere they liked on the buses and to make use of all facilities available at bus stations. Despite federal laws prohibiting segregated seating and facilities serving interstate passengers, many parts of the South ignored these laws and continued to enforce Jim Crow segregation. As they traveled, white Freedom Riders used "Colored" facilities and black Freedom Riders used "White" facilities. The farther south they went, the more intense and violent the opposition they faced. Despite their commitment to nonviolence, the Freedom Riders were attacked and beaten, and by the time they made it to Alabama, their bus was fire bombed and several riders sustained serious injuries. Brimner, author of several other books about civil rights in this era, knows the material well and presents a straightforward narrative approach to the subject that will appeal to readers. The stark, black-and-white design of the text emphasizes the directness of the prose, while the riveting, full-page photos and descriptive captions enhance the reading experience. VERDICT An essential part of civil rights collections and a worthy addition to all nonfiction shelves.—Kristy Pasquariello, Wellesley Free Library, MA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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