Item description for Oh, Freedom!: Kids Talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen by Casey King & Linda Barrett Osborne...
Overview Interviews between young people and people who took part in the civil rights movement accompany essays that describe the history of efforts to make equality a reality for African Americans.
Publishers Description Now in paperback--a personal look at the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s told through dozens of interviews conducted by Washington, D.C., fourth graders with their parents, grandparents, neighbors, and others who helped fight the battle against segregation and changed the course of history. With a foreword by Rosa Parks, three introductory essays, and over 40 archival photographs, this thoughtful, compelling, and educational book pays tribute to the many ordinary people who dedicated themselves to the cause of freedom and the fight for equality.
"This book is important for the stories it tells, the pictures it shows, and especially for its prevailing message."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"The essays are sophisticated...but the interviews will grab elementary-grade readers."--Booklist
"This is must reading for all who are interested in America's struggle for racial justice, then and now."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Citations And Professional Reviews Oh, Freedom!: Kids Talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen by Casey King & Linda Barrett Osborne has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 85
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 71
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 53
Publishers Weekly - 12/08/1997
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 76
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 63
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Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 8.04" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 1997
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 067989005X ISBN13 9780679890058
Reviews - What do customers think about Oh, Freedom!?
Moving Jun 25, 2001
I was featured in this book along with my mother(pg.22)and I remember when it was just a homework assignment in elementary school. When I was told it was a book I was amazed to see all of the people I knew and the moving stories it consisted of. I enjoy that book everytime I pick it up. It is especially easy for children to read because it was written by people aging 10-14. I especially love the foreword that was written by Rosa Parks herself. Very insiteful.
Fantastic Jun 16, 2001
There are many wonderful stories told within the context of this rather difficult subject. For those who use writer's workshop . . . this is an excellent example of the use of interviews and other nonfiction techniques.