Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement by Weatherford, Carole Boston (#1462ZN0)


Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

by Weatherford, Carole Boston; illustrated by Holmes, Ekua
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2018


From the Publisher
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 07/01/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/15
  • Caldecott Honor, 2016
  • Christian Library Journal, 03/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 04/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/15
  • John Steptoe Award - Illustrator, 2016
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 05/01/15
  • Library Media Connection, 02/01/16
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2016
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/15
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 323
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 34 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
  • Tracings: Holmes, Ekua, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-53620-325-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53620-325-7
  • Follett Number: 1462ZN0
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 175361EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 3
  • Lexile: 820L