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The Resource Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968
Title
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop
Title remainder
the sanitation strike of 1968
Statement of responsibility
Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Title variation
Sanitation strike of 1968
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson through prose and poetry. In 1968 she witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest
  • For nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, the Sanitation Strike of 1968 hit close to home. Lorraine marched with her daddy and other sanitation workers through the streets of Memphis fighting for equal rights and safer working conditions. With her mother, she boycotted stores. Lorraine's life was forever changed when she heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preach his famous sermon "I've Been to the Mountaintop" to the tired and frustrated strikers. Dr. King was tragically killed the next day, and hope seemed shattered. But Lorraine, her family, and the people of Memphis pushed through those difficult times, because dreamers never quit. Author Alice Faye Duncan based the character of Lorraine Jackson on a teacher who participated in the Memphis Sanitation Strike as a child. Using a riveting combination of poetry and prose, Alice Faye reveals the inspiring story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice. -- From dust jacket
Awards note
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2019.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JQW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Alice Faye
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
800L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
  • PS3554.U4633942
  • PZ7.D726
  • PZ7.D726
  • PZ7.D8947
  • PZ7.D72653
LC item number
  • M46 2018
  • M46 2018
  • Me 2018
  • Mem 2018
  • Mem 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Sanitation Workers Strike (Memphis, Tennessee : 1968)
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Labor movement
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Picture books for children
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Labor movement
  • African Americans
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Labor movement
  • African Americans
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • African Americans
  • Assassination
  • Labor movement
  • Race relations
  • Tennessee
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1049177287
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780780431294
Lccn
2017949844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049177287
Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1049177287
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780780431294
Lccn
2017949844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049177287

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