Voice of Freedom

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100104734
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520016764
Narrator/s: Janina Edwards
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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.

Awards:2017-Young Listeners Up to 8-Finalist-Audies

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Narrator(s): Janina Edwards
Product Number DD25403
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520016740

Professional reviews

"Opening with a spirited rendition of "This Little Light of Mine," one of Fannie Lou Hamer's favorite hymns, narrator Janina Edwards's lilting performance is immediately entrancing. She authoritatively reads Weatherford's Sibert Honor-winning free verse poems in a style and cadence rich with references to the rural South. Although this is not, technically, a read-along, listeners can easily pick up a copy of the book and follow the text while enjoying its award-winning collage illustrations. This production includes an author's note, read by the narrator, as well as a timeline, source notes, and other resources. This audiobook would make an excellent introduction to the sounds of the Civil Rights movement. S.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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