Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop

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Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the Sanitation Strike of 1968

Duncan, Alice Faye, author.

Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]

1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 29 cm

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In February 1968, two African American sanitation workers were killed by unsafe equipment in Memphis, Tennessee. Outraged at the city's refusal to recognize a labor union, sanitation workers went on strike. The strike lasted two months, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called to help with the protests. While his presence was greatly inspiring to the community, this unfortunately would be his last stand for justice. He was assassinated in his Memphis hotel the day after delivering his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" sermon. Inspired by the memories of a teacher who participated in the strike as a child, author Alice Faye Duncan reveals the story of the Memphis sanitation strike from the perspective of a young girl with a riveting combination of poetry and prose.

Lexile: 800L

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ISBN:

9781629797182 (hardcover) : $17.05

LC Call No:

HD5325.S2572 1968 D86 2018

Author:

Duncan, Alice Faye, author.

Title:

Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the Sanitation Strike of 1968 / Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 29 cm

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references.

Citation/Refs:

Junior Library Guild

Summary:

In February 1968, two African American sanitation workers were killed by unsafe equipment in Memphis, Tennessee. Outraged at the city's refusal to recognize a labor union, sanitation workers went on strike. The strike lasted two months, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called to help with the protests. While his presence was greatly inspiring to the community, this unfortunately would be his last stand for justice. He was assassinated in his Memphis hotel the day after delivering his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" sermon. Inspired by the memories of a teacher who participated in the strike as a child, author Alice Faye Duncan reveals the story of the Memphis sanitation strike from the perspective of a young girl with a riveting combination of poetry and prose.

Target Audience:

Ages 7-11.

Target Audience:

Grades 2-6.

Target Audience:

800L Lexile.

Awards Note:

A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)

Subject:

King, Martin Luther, Jr.,--1929-1968--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

King, Martin Luther, Jr.,--1929-1968.

Subject:

Civil rights movements--United States--History--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Civil rights movements--United States--History.

Subject:

Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968.

AE:PersName:

Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.

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