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Twelve days in May : Freedom Ride 1961 / Larry Dane Brimner.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 323.1196 B857t 2017 (Text) 33126021871243 YA Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 323.1196 B857t 2017 (Text) 33126021871227 YA Nonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 323.1196 B857t 2017 (Text) 33126021871235 YA Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1629795860
  • ISBN: 9781629795867
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
Awards Note:
Siebert Informational Award, 2018.
Subject: Freedom Rides, 1961.
Civil rights movements > Southern States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.

Larry Dane Brimner is the recipient of the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book for children for his title Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961. He is known for his well-researched, innovative, and award-winning nonfiction for young readers, and is the author of multiple acclaimed civil rights titles, including Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights; and Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor.

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