Monday, March 5, 2012

We've Got A Job - Cynthia Levinson

We've Got A Job : The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

Levinson shares the stories of four young people in 1963 who participated in the Civil Rights movement. 9yr old - Audrey Hendricks, 14 yr old Wash Booker, 15 yr old James Stewart and 16 yr old Arnetta Streeter.

Their experiences are clearly stated in a concise and engaging matter. The author does an excellent job of describing the racial tension in Birmingham, from the segregation laws to the bombings. Allowing the reader to truly appreciate the world in which Hendrick, Booker, Stewart and Streeter lived and their desire for change.

We've Got A Job has recieved three starred reviews; Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist. After reading it's easy to see way. It's intense, honest and overall a great piece of nonfiction. The author includes an extenisive timeline in the back.

An excerpt via publisher

Kirkus Review
Publishers Weekly Review
Booklist Review

I've linked this post to Non Fiction Monday, this weeks round up can be found at 100 Scope Notes


Cynthia Levinson said...

Thank you for the shout-out!

Doret said...

Hey Cynthia,
Thanks so much for stopping by and for such a wonderful book.