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The Resource Twelve Days in May

Twelve Days in May

Label
Twelve Days in May
Title
Twelve Days in May
Statement of responsibility
Larry Dane Brimner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Ride, aiming to challenge the practice of segregation on buses and at bus terminal facilities in the South. The Ride would last twelve days. Despite the fact that segregation on buses crossing state lines was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1946, and segregation in interstate transportation facilities was ruled unconstitutional in 1960, these rulings were routinely ignored in the South. The thirteen Freedom Riders intended to test the laws and draw attention to the lack of enforcement with their peaceful protest. As the Riders traveled deeper into the South, they encountered increasing violence and opposition. Noted civil rights author Larry Dane Brimner relies on archival documents and rarely seen images to tell the riveting story of the little-known first days of the Freedom Ride. With author’s note, source notes, bibliography, and index
Summary
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
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Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2017.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
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1080
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
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Target audience
juvenile
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Freedom Ride 1961
Label
Twelve Days in May
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1c131d63-828f-44b8-a90f-489f1c2f1e9a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781629799179
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Twelve Days in May
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1c131d63-828f-44b8-a90f-489f1c2f1e9a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781629799179
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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