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

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 22, 2009

- Simply told but full of unique, personal insights that only the author could have. Her "first protest" as a hungry young girl crying in a restaurant that refused to serve her family is especially powerful. - Interesting...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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