Named Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2013 by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council!
Named Noteworthy Title for Children and Teens by Capitol Choices!
Named a Choice Book of 2013 by the Cooperative Children's Book Center!
"This compelling informational text features well-chosen photographs coupled with intersecting summaries of King's various crusades for social justice and civil rights." - Pennsylvania Reads
About the Author
Ann Bausum is an award-winning children's book author on the lookout for personal stories that connect readers with our nation's past and the echo of history in current events. Marching to the Mountaintop
is Ann's ninth book for the National Geographic Society. With painstaking research, an eye for just the right illustration, and a compelling narrative, awardwinning author Ann Bausum makes history come alive for young people. Previous books for National Geographic include Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories From the Dark Side of American Immigration
; Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and Upton Sinclair Exposed Corruption, Inspired Reform, and Helped Found Investigative Journalism
; Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement,
which was a Sibert Honor Book, and With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote
, winner of the Jane Addams Award. Ann lives in Beloit, Wisconsin. To find out more about her writing, visit her on the Web at www.AnnBausum.com