Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement 

Contributor(s): Media, Dreamscape (Actor), Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), Holmes, Ekua (Illustrator), Edwards, Janina (Narrated by)

Format: DVD    

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. Based on the critically acclaimed 2016 Caldecott and Sibert Honor Book, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.

Format: DVD
Language(s): English, English (Original)


Review Quotes:
"Hamer's heroic life story should be widely known, and this well-crafted work should find a place in most libraries."

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"Bold, unapologetic, and beautiful."

Review Quotes:
"Bold, honest, informative, and unforgettable."

Review Quotes:
"This majestic biography offers a detailed, intelligible overview of Hamer's life while never losing the thread of her motivations, fears, and heroic triumphs, and places the civil rights movement in personal, local, national, and international contexts."

Brief Description:
Stirring poems and stunning illustrations combine in this acclaimed biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.

Review Citations:
  • School Library Journal 10/01/2016 pg. 40 (EAN 9781520016788, DVD-Video) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2015 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2015 pg. 45 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Booklist 07/01/2015 pg. 53 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • School Library Journal 08/01/2015 pg. 130 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • BookPage 08/01/2015 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 134 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2015 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover)
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2016 pg. 13 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780763665319, Hardcover)


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