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About Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes–now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today’s young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.

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7 Important Books to Celebrate During Black History Month

Black History Month is here, and now, more than ever, we need to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have left a mark on black history and acknowledge that there is still work (and reading!) to do. Luckily, we have a long list of books to explore. Read on for some of our favorite books that … Continued
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11 Nonfiction Books That Will Change Your Life

Nonfiction comes in many forms: memoir, autobiography, how-to, and more. And there’s just something great about reading a nonfiction book, an experience you wouldn’t normally get. Read on for 11 books that will give you knowledge, feels, and inspiration!   Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, Reshma Saujani, … Continued
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6 Books for Your Election TBR Pile

Maybe you’re a political junkie and you just can’t get enough of all that #ClintonvTrump drama. Or, maybe, you’re frankly a little sick of it all and need an escape from reality. Either way, we’ve got you—and your bookshelves—covered.     If you’re dying to be a fly on the wall in the Spin Room, … Continued
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