The assassination of Medgar Evers

by Ribeiro, Myra.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Biography J B EVERS
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Biography
Call Number  J B EVERS
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Juvenile Biography J 92 EVERS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J 92 EVERS
Medgar Evers's fight for civil rights is largely undocumented for the young adult audience. This book makes up for this oversight by providing those interested in American history and politics with the compelling story behind the scenes of the cold-blooded assassination of one of America's greatest advocates of racial equality.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-10. There's no exploitation in these biographies in the Library of Political Assassinations series, which move from the violent headlines to an overview of the roles these African American leaders took during the Civil Rights Movement. The focus is on the politics that made the men targets for murder. Ribeiro, one of the first to write about Evers for a YA audience, does a good job of introducing the inspiring leader and the cause he fought for. As in Chris Crowe's novel about Emmett Till, above, the segregated society, the racist killer, and the trial are an integral part of the story. Malcolm X has been the subject of several YA books, but Draper confronts the important issues with exceptional candor and clarity, including the ongoing controversy of who ordered the murder. There are numerous photos, and each book has a glossary, a chronology, and a bibliography, but no footnotes. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Library of political assassinations.
Subjects Evers, Medgar Wiley, -- 1925-1963 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature.
Evers, Medgar Wiley, -- 1925-1963 -- Juvenile literature.
Beckwith, Byron de la -- Juvenile literature.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Jackson -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Jackson (Miss.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi -- Politics and government -- 1951- -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Rosen Pub. Group,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-59) and index.
ISBN 0823935442
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