Nomination: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Blackmon Lowery, Lynda, as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March. Illus. by PJ Loughran. 2015. 128p. Dial Books $19.99 (978-0-8037-4123-2). Gr. 5-up.

The day before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest person to join the Selma Voting Rights March. Having already been to jail nine times and was beaten on what became known as Bloody Sunday, Lynda was determined to stand up for her rights and her freedom.

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