Review of Twelve Days in May; Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimmner

I just watched the documentary, I'M NOT YOUR NEGRO and this book was the perfect companion to that powerful movie about racial discrimination. 

Twelve Days in May; Freedom Ride 1961, by Larry Dane Brimner, beautifully describes the events of the 1961 Freedom ride. Filled with real pictures and real facts, the story is interspersed with words that are larger and emphasized. 


INTEGRATION. 
JAIL. NO BAIL. 
KEEP THE RACES APART. 
KEEP THEM SEPARATE. 




This book has shorter chapters to keep middle graders interested and engaged. I learned so much about the Freedom Ride. This is an important book for readers of all ages. 

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