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Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968


ISBN: 9781629797182

Contributors: Duncan, Alice Faye (Author)
Christie, R Gregory (Illustrator)

Publisher: Calkins Creek Books, 2018

Dewey: FIC

Binding: Hardcover (Readerbound Available)

Levels

Accelerated Reader 4.9/MG
Lexile Level 0800
Guided Reading N/A
Interest MG

BISAC: Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century, Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American, Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism


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Description

"In February 1968, two African American sanitation workers were killed by unsafe equipment in Memphis, Tennessee. Outraged at the city's refusal to recognize a labor union that would fight for higher pay and safer working conditions, sanitation workers went on strike. The strike lasted two months, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called to help with the protests ... He was assassinated in his Memphis hotel the day after delivering his 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' sermon in Mason Temple Church. Inspired by the memories of a teacher who participated in the strike as a child, author Alice Faye Duncan reveals the story of the Memphis sanitation strike from the perspective of a young girl with a ... combination of poetry and prose"--

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