The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

Race & Racism
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Henricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Race & Racism


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 talking about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. When she heard the plan to picket the white stores, march to protest the unfair laws and fill the jails, she stepped right up. She was going to jail! Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be and hers is the remarkable story of one child's role in the Civil Rights Movement.


Lupita Nyong'o

This picture book creates a whimsical and poignant story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

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