Essie and the March on Selma: A Bloody Sunday Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Anitra Butler-Ngugi (Author) Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
Twelve-year-old Essie believes that Black people should be allowed to vote, and she's willing to march for that right. On Sunday, March 7, 1965, she puts on her best dress to join protesters as they plan to visit the governor in Montgomery, Alabama. But as the 600 marchers approach the Edmund Pettis bridge in Selma, they are stopped by state troopers. Can Essie survive blows, tear gas, and being sprayed with a water hose to continue her fight for voting rights? Readers can learn the real story of Selma's Bloody Sunday from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.
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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781669014683
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2023
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV039290 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Activism & Social Justice
Library of Congress categories
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