{{lfctrl.headTitleStep1}}

{{lfctrl.headCopyStep1}}

An Email Is Headed
Your Way

We've sent a message
so you can pick a new password.

Reset Your Password

Think of a password that is at least 6 characters long.

Success! You now have a new password.

Please be sure to memorize it or write it in a safe place.



Wait!

Are you sure you want to exit?
Your password will not be reset!

{{lfctrl.notice}}


Wait!

Are you sure you don't want to finish?
You're almost done!

We are missing your email address.

Please enter your or your parent's email address. We will only use your email address to reset your password should you forget it.

Sign Up for Free E-Newsletters

(Optional)

You're Signed up for {{nlctrl.form.newsletters.join(',')}}

The next newsletter will arrive in your inbox within a few weeks.

hey, {{userData.username}}!

Edit Your Profile

SORRY!

You can only put stickers
where you see the dotted
circles.

ADD MY STICKER

WAIT!

You have to sign in,
first!

ALL SERIES
HIDE
g Go Back
Diane McWhorter  - A Dream of Freedom

A Dream of Freedom

The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

Author: Diane McWhorter

  • AGES 8 - 12 
  • Genre Non-Fiction
In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter beautifully describes the process that brought about "the end of apartheid in America," providing a context for the ongoing fight for tolerance and equality in this country.

McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated). Beginning with an overview of the movement since the end of the Civil War, McWhorter also discusses such events as the 1956 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1963 demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, among others.

Illustrated with more than 100 arresting photographs, A Dream of Freedom provides children with an understanding of how and why our country long sustained an unthinkable system of prejudice. The author uses interviews she conducted personally with participants and witnesses of these events, oral histories of politicians and leaders of the era (John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Bull Conner, Martin Luther King), and brief biographies of key players involved in the struggle (John Lewis, Emmet Till) to bring this period of American history to life for young readers.

This book
Is about…