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Zoes_Human
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis
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I‘m enjoying the story, but when are we leaving for Birmingham? The book‘s over halfway through, and we‘re still in Michigan.

marleed It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read this book, but I still think of the mom considering her kids half Alabamam and dressing them like abdominal snowmen to go out in Michigan winters! 6d
Zoes_Human @marleed Yes! I loved that bit! 5d
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coffees
This Is Your Time | Ruby Bridges
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I've heard of ruby bridges but only briefly. I'd like to learn more. This book is very honest, inspiring, and hopeful for a future beyond discrimination. The author mentions that racism is a grown up disease and I very much agree. We can do so much better

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Faith3
Warriors Don't Cry | Melba Beals
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This memoir is heartbreaking, inspiring, and very well written. As hard as it was to read, I couldn‘t put it down. I can only hope to be a fraction as strong as Ms. Beals one day, though it‘s a shame that any child should have had to be so strong and persevere through so much.

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bibliothecarivs
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'We hear this quite often, that only time can solve this problem.... Well the people who argue this do not themselves realize that time is neutral, that it can be used constructively or deconstructively. At points the people of ill will, the segregationists, have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. ⬇️

bibliothecarivs 'So individuals in the struggle must come to realize that it is necessary to aid time, that without this kind of aid, time itself will become an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of social stagnation.' 1mo
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Bookish_Gal
March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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3 of 3. Conclusion was Selma Bridge. Bloody Sunday. Of which I feel I‘ve learned more about here than anywhere else. Now I feel I understand the march. Very informative and historic set told by someone who was there. Who believed so hard in equality he was arrested and beaten almost to death multiple times. This moment here had me in tears after reading John‘s pilgrimage. This was so well written, for anyone to understand.
Make good trouble.

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Bookish_Gal
March: Book One | John Lewis
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Book 1 of 3. This is a start up of how John Lewis grew up and got into the civil rights movement. Well written and paced. Dark colors throughout; no colors. This gives the story a certain feel to me. Hard to put into words. At least the colors don‘t take away from Lewis‘s autobiographical story. It‘s serious stuff. This whole training to react nonviolently to prepare for their sit-ins struck me.

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kspenmoll
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#alphabetgame #LetterL
#4littlegirls #justiceforvictims
My father in law,FBI Agent Frank Spencer,was instrumental in the trial that sentenced another of the Birmingham bombers(one was sentenced in 1977,Thomas E. Blanton in 2001.He left his hospital bed(on the way to the trial his heart failed him)& testified in court with his daughter,cardiologist,emergency medical personal & equipment standing by.This well researched book chronicles the trial.🔽

MicheleinPhilly WOW. That‘s amazing! 2mo
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Deblovestoread Incredible story! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! Thank you for sharing! 2mo
kspenmoll @MicheleinPhilly @MicheleinPhilly @Kdgordon88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks At my father in laws funeral, FBI agents attended & we got to hear more stories. He did not talk about his work. He had the whole gun salute burial- my son was given the flag that draped his casket. It was so moving. Thank you for your responses! (edited) 2mo
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sdbruening
March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Hard to read but so important and so well-told and drawn. John Lewis and all the people who helped him in the civil rights movement are heroes.

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sdbruening
March: Book One | John Lewis
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Really well-written. Basically an autobiographical telling of John Lewis‘ early life. The art is okay, it‘s a little too sketchy (blurry lines/edges) for me.