The Youngest Marcher

The Youngest Marcher

The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in 1963.
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481400701 (hardcover)
1481400703 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: JB HENDRICKS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa - Illustrator


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Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks, eager to stand up to segregation, marched alongside thousands of fellow students in the 1963 Birmingham Children's March. Ages 6-10

Read about Cynthia Levinson, the youngest marcher in the Children's March of 1963.

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ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 22, 2017

Wow! What a powerful (and historically accurate) story of a very brave child. I thought the story was so unique and the pictures made the texy come alive. I took off a star because I thought the text placement was odd in places. Overall, a beautiful and inspiring story.

May 23, 2017

My 9 year old daughter loved this book and says everyone should read it!

LPL_LindaC May 01, 2017

The historical children's march in Birmingham, Alabama in May 1963 will always be remembered as the brave and courageous act of more than 3,000 young people. This was the time of segregation in the deep south. The children's march was organized by civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when the adults were fearful, and rightly so, of very negative consequences if they participated in a peaceful protest. Audrey Faye Hendricks was the youngest of the youth marchers. She was nine years old and eager to help the cause of equal rights in any way she could, even if it meant going to jail. Audrey was in the first group of children sent to jail. She spent one week in juvenile hall-a place no one would want to spend any time in. Read of Audrey's courage and determination to end segregation and establish equal rights for all. Based on the true story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, this new non-fiction book is a great reminder that we all, no matter our age, can always stand up for justice.

SnoIsleLib_MonicaJ Feb 09, 2017

I was not familiar with the Children's March of 1963 and this lovely, inspiring story is perfect for young children to learn about the fight for equality during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. The courage Audrey Faye Hendricks had at 9 years old is inspiring.


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