Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Ekua Holmes
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 2 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2016
- Caldecott Medal Winner or Honor
Publication Date: Aug 04, 2015
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Candlewick Press
Publisher: Walker Books
Parent Company: Walker Books
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Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.
"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."
Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson’s interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer’s life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism