Child of the Civil Rights Movement

By Shelton, Paula Young

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

K-Gr 3 When the author was a child, her father, Andrew Young, was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Her first picture book beautifully captures her childhood during those events that radically changed America. One episode recalls Shelton's unique contribution to the integration of restaurants. When white owners refused to seat her family, Shelton sat down and cried loudly, an action she calls "my very first protest, my own little sit-in." With this incident, she helps modern childr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Shelton's poetic prose captures elements of the civil rights movement through her childhood memories--thinking that "Jim Crow was a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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