Sunday, December 31, 2017
Books About Unsung Heroes
It is rare to have a book about a child involved in the Civil Rights struggle. Here is one:
THE YOUNGEST MARCHER : the Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson.
Here is a sample: "Whenever Mike flew into town Audrey and her momma coo-cooked! [sic] Barbecued ribs, stewed greens, sweet potato souffle, and Audrey's favorite--hot rolls baptized in butter."
Who was Mike? That was the nickname for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This would be a good title for Black History Month. Teachers could have their students write and perform a skit. Students could write their own story about Audrey.
Cynthia provides resources for teachers.