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WE'VE GOT A JOB by Cynthia Levinson

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I've been reading this amazing book today, on its birthday, and can see why it's already on the mock Newbery list for 2013. Did you know that in 1963 when Martin Luther King called for protesters to "fill the jails" of Birmingham, AL in order to overwhelm the "justice" system, thousands of children answered his call? These kids, as young as nine-years-old, were harassed and arrested. But, most importantly, their actions made a difference. WE'VE GOT A JOB tells the stories of four of these children in riveting detail.

I expect that this book will win many awards to go with the three stars it's already received. I plan to share it with my kids, friends, and extended family, but thought I'd share about it here first, among children's book lovers.



BTW, there's an opportunity to win a free copy this week over on http://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/ which also has a full menu of posts about this book.
#1 - February 01, 2012, 09:23 PM
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I love this book, too!

On the EMU's Debuts blog, we're giving away a signed copy here http://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/enter-to-win-big/

and for teachers and librarians, I posted an interview with Cynthia on my book blog Bilio Links about using WE'VE GOT A JOB in the classroom: http://bibliolinks.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/weve-got-a-job-the-1963-birmingham-childrens-march-by-cynthia-levinson/

Feel free to stop by!

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#2 - February 03, 2012, 04:17 AM
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