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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours Hardcover – January 10, 2012

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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 ImmigrationMuckrakers: 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
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books; 1st edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426309392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426309397
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,661,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ann Bausum has once again given kids (and adults) an indepth, moving, emotionally charged look at history. Bausum looks at the events that preceded Martin Luther King Jr's assasination with her keen eye for detail. Bausum not only sheds light on the sanitation workers' strike (and the grevious work conditions that lead up to it) - but to MLK's final hours. This book should be on every middle school social studies/history/reading bookshelf. Not only is the writing exceptional - but the design of the book will attract even the most hesitant of readers.
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This book looks at King with so much more depth than most children's books, focusing on the painful foreshadowing of his final days and his deeply significant efforts on behalf of Memphis's sanitation workers and all of America's poor. Inspirational, thought-provoking, and page-turning.
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Beautiful photos and engaing lay out. Writing too factual and lacks voice.
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