Fannie Lou Hamer

by Donovan, Sandra, 1967-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies j E185.97.H35 D66 2004
Location  CLP - Hill District
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j E185.97.H35 D66 2004
Fannie Lou Hamer was born poor and had limited formal education, but that didn't stop her from becoming an important leader of the Civil Rights Movement. This biography tells her story. A story of perseverance and unique qualities that continue to set examples today. Readers will be inspired to learn about the life of Fannie Lou Hamer and the ways in which she overcame adversity and hardships, while making her mark in the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Genevieve St. Lawrence's Medgar Evers. Gr. 3-5. These titles from the African-American Biographies series examine the life and work of two important civil rights leaders. Hamer's biography begins with her desperately impoverished childhood as the last of 20 children born into a Mississippi sharecropper family and moves quickly to her attempt at 45-years-old to vote, which began Hamer's career as a civil rights activist and speaker. The Evers biography touches on the civil rights leader's Mississippi youth, but focuses on his career with the NAACP and his assassination at age 37. The text in both books is dry, but there's enough information to introduce the leaders' accomplishments to young readers who are unfamiliar with the history of the civil rights movement. Serviceable photographs illustrate the books, which include highlighted glossary terms, a time line, and lists of further readings. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series African American biographies (Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects Hamer, Fannie Lou -- Juvenile literature.
Hamer, Fannie Lou.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago :Raintree,2004
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.
ISBN 0739870300
1410903168 (pbk.)
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