Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip
by Michael W. Waters, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Publication Date: Oct 12, 2021
List Price: $18.00
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Flyaway Books
Publisher: Flyaway Books
Parent Company: Flyaway Books
Time to board the bus! Liberty and her friend Abdullah, with their families and a diverse group of passengers, head off to their first stop: Jackson, Mississippi. Next on their map are Glendora, Memphis, Birmingham, Montgomery, and finally Selma, for a march across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge.
As told through the innocent view of a child, Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip serves as an early introduction to places, people, and events that transformed history. The story is inspired by an actual journey led by author Michael W. Waters, bringing together a multigenerational group to witness key locations from the civil rights movement. An author’s note and more information about each stop on Liberty’s trip offer ways for adults to expand the conversation with young readers.
- Juvenile Fiction / Biographical / United States
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / General
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General