The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

Levinson, Cynthia, author

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  • Creator Cynthia Levinson ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. New York ; London ; Toronto : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • 38 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 9781481400701, 1481400703, 9781481400718, 1481400711
  • OCLC ocn861119862


  • Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher's words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan -- picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails! -- she stepped right up and said, I'll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il!


  • Includes bibliographical references.
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