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"This powerful complement to the civil rights canon draws a compelling line from the beginnings of the m"ovement 'to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which opened the door to the long corridor that led to the White House in January 2009.'"--Booklist, Starred Review
“…informed and passionate.”--School Library Journal, Starred Review
‘To the Mountaintop,’ by Charlayne Hunter-Gault - NYTimes.comCharlayne Hunter-Gault’s “To the Mountaintop” helps a new generation understand a pivotal — and still relevant — moment in American history.- The New York Times
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a journalist and foreign correspondent for NPR. In 1961, she was one of two black students to desegregate the University of Georgia. She later went on to win two Emmy awards and a Peabody award for her work with PBS's The NewsHour. She currently divides her time between South Africa and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List