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“…[A] riveting, significant work of nonfiction.” — The New York Times

“A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Yet the most compelling component is Levinson’s dramatic recreation of the courageous children’s crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A fascinating look at a rarely covered event for both curriculum and personal interest...” — Booklist, starred review

“This photo-essay stands out for its engrossing content, excellent composition, and riveting use of primary-source material… just plain thought-provoking reading about a time that was both sobering and stirring...” — School Library Journal, starred review

“Clear and lively writing, well-chosen photographs, and thorough documentation make this a fine chronicle of the civil rights era...” — Horn Book Magazine

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