The Youngest Marcher

Written by Cynthia Levinson and Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il!

Age Range 5 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Grade Level K - 5
ISBN
9781481400701
Lexile 720
Themes