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By Lynda Blackmon Lowery Elspeth Leacock Susan Buckley P.J. Loughran | Comments: ( 810 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr for the rights of African Americans In this memoir, sheA memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr for the rights of African Americans In this memoir, she shows today s young readers what it means to fight nonviolently even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest and how it felt to be part of changing American history Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.


  • Title: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
  • Author: Lynda Blackmon Lowery Elspeth Leacock Susan Buckley P.J. Loughran
  • ISBN: 9780803741232
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover

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

  • Megan

    I loved this book from the format (narrative nonfiction) to the content shared I just couldn't seem to put it down! I'm so glad I am reading such an engaging and accessible text with my students to truly bring the Civil Rights movement to light!


  • Joel 조엘

    This book was a little sad


  • Joyce Yattoni

    This is a quick read. Abbreviated memoir of Lynda Blackmon's journey in Selma peacefully protesting for the legitimate right to vote March 1965. At the time she was 15 years old. I enjoyed it because it portrays a very specific moment in time from Bloody Sunday where hundreds of peaceful protesters were beaten, shot and injured to the subsequent Selma Voting Rights March on the capital to Montgomery, Alabama. I learned about the infamous Edmond Pettus Bridge and the senseless killing of Jimmie L [...]


  • Raina

    Booktalked this as part of my middle school sweep 2016. Love the combination of primary source text with primary source photographs, lovely illustrations, and a narrative/novel-style layout. Kids were impressed by the idea of having to pass tests to be allowed to vote in elections (I brought some printouts of some of the tests). We talked about protesting, and I read a very short excerpt of the book.Yes yes yes. Love love love.Killer.


  • Irene McHugh

    If you know a young person who's looking to learn more about or connect with the Civil Rights Movement, put this book in their hands.Lynda Blackmon Lowery tells her story of her experience with Steady Loving Confrontation with passion. As a female protestor, her story nicely complements John Lewis's March trilogy.The first line in the book grabs your attention: "By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times."She explains matter-of-factly what it was like growing up as a blac [...]


  • Jasmyn Oliveros

    ***Spoiler Alert***   Have you ever wondered about the youngest person to be part of the Selma march? In Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom this is a autobiography by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who was the youngest person to march in the Selma march. Turning 15 on the road is a really good book. I loved the determination she had even when people wanted to send her back home.          The story takes place mostly in Selma, Alabama where "Bloody Sunday" takes place and where the Selma march b [...]


  • Katie Lalor

    Quick informational read about the young girl's journey growing up in Alabama and being a part of history. It is amazing what people had to endure during this time period. At the end, it gives some specific facts on people that are not well known.


  • Harold Titus

    I was 28 when courageous black Alabama citizens and white sympathizers set forth March 21, 1965, across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to begin their successful march to Montgomery, the state capital, to demonstrate their determination to force the state of Alabama to allow all of its black citizens to register to vote. I, like many Americans, had watched on television the brutal acts committed by the local police and sheriff’s deputies to end demonstrators’ attempt March 7 to cross the brid [...]


  • Ella Bianchi

    If you are determined, you can overcome your fears, and then you can change the world.On the back of the book, there is a quote from Dan Sturman, Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker that I thought really spoke what message Lowery was trying to get across with this memoir: "Lynda Lowery's story is a testament to the power we all have within us to stand up for what is right and to make the world a better and more just place."I'm someone who really enjoys memoirs, and I also enjoy historica [...]


  • Nicole

    What an inspiring and beautifully written book to start Martin Luther King day with. The strength of this young womanwhat she witnessed, and maybe more importantly, what she experienced. It demonstrates a strength of character and fortitude that I know I do not possess. She did what had to be done, and even though she experienced fear and pain, she kept going.


  • Kristin

    This book is spectacular and really enthralling--I heard Lynda Blackmon Lowery speak at the Illinois Reading Conference and her story is so important. I was grateful that the book has such a good voice and easy readability so many of my students will have access to it and be able to read it.


  • Sylvia

    I thought the book was informative however I did not like that they put the reason that Lincoln declared war against the south was a question of whether slavery was right or wrong. Everyone by now should know that he really didn't care about slavery but the separation of the union (nation) and if slavery needed to be abolished to preserve it then so be it.


  • Ryan Keefe

    This book was well plotted and put out. It shares the conflict between whites and blacks, remarkably. The main character really stood out to me because she said " Chase your dreams even thought there wild." The only thing I think this book throws the reader off is it doesn't share the characters name or gender. Over all I think this is my fav riot book.


  • Hadeal

    Amazing! I learned so much from this book. I forgot I was reading a book so many times. I felt like I was listening to Lynda Blackmon Lowery telling her story!


  • Olivia S.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO Good


  • Allison

    This book was really good, I just wish it was longer. The story was amazing, but I wanted more of it.


  • Brittany

    This is a great introductory biography for young people to see the civil rights movement and the Selma March through the eyes of an adolescent at the time. Broken into swift chapters with illustrations or photography, Lowery takes the reader through the events leading up to the cause of the march, which is helpful for young people to understand. Many teens know that a march occurred, but the catalyst remains a mystery. What will appeal to many middle grade readers is the account of the treatment [...]


  • Cathy

    Like John Lewis' March graphic novels this is a first hand account of the civil rights movement. The author takes readers through a multi genre experience to paint an intimate picture of the fear and determination shared by these young protesters. Her use of photography, lyrics and illustrations help to set the tone for the reader friendly text. Other historical non-fiction works around civil rights using photography as the medium: Controversy of hope: The civil rights photographs of James Karal [...]


  • Hillary

    Lowery shares her story of being part of the historic 1965 Voting Rights March in a way that is easily accessible to students. She shares her experiences and helps kiddos to see the emotions and thoughts that accompanied these experiences. The majority of the book is acceptable for my fourth graders, although I worry about the stories at the end of the book. These stories are an explanation of sorts of those that lost their lives as part of the Selma March movement and they are a bit too graphic [...]


  • Kristen

    What a great Civil Rights resource for younger readers. Lynda Blackmon Lowery tells her story in a way that kids will find accessible and interesting, and I like the information provided in addition to her story--lyrics to songs sung by the marchers and stories of the people who were murdered before and after Bloody Sunday.


  • Aidan McPhillips

    I think the theme for "Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom" is fight for what you believe in. The main character skips school to go to freedom marches. Despite the consequences of going to jail, she still does it. She marches all the way to the capital to stand up for equality.


  • Grant zimmerman

    I thought this boo was really good because it was all about how blacks were on a march cause the white cops wanted to kill the blacks so they decided to go on a march to Montgomery to show the president and/or the governor what all the white cops are doing to the blacks and she showed the governor or the president and everything went back to normal.


  • BRan

    Great book! Should be read by all ages.


  • Lindsay

    A great easy read about the Selma marches during the Civil Rights Movement told from the perspective of one of the youngest marchers. The book had so many great pictures, both historically accurate and illustrated, to help bring this event to life.Read with a class of English language learners, proficiency level ranging from low intermediate to advanced. All enjoyed and had tons of questions regarding history.


  • Oscar Hernandez

    ** spoiler alert **The book Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March is based on historical by the way that it is taking you back of the years of the 1965.The setting of this book was at the time of where the African Americans could not vote for a mayor or a president.** spoiler alert **The African Americans including many children and people at a young age and surprisingly some of the whites were in favor of helping the African Americans to have their rights [...]


  • Dioselina Rodriguez

    By the time she was 15 she had been jailed nine times. The genre of this book is non-fiction because it talks about real events and in real time. In my opinion the book was great. It was also very inspiring. This book is about a girl named Linda Blackmon Lowery. She fought for equal rights with some of her friends and she was there on the historic March on Montgomery. She was the youngest person to march. She had wanted to make a difference and she wanted to end segregation and she helped do ach [...]


  • Melany

    Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery is a breathtaking novel about the young girl named Lynda. Lynda was part of a black community, everything was safe there. The KKK chaos that was happening didn't really reach their homes. One day Martin Luther King came and gave a speech at Selma, Alabama. Lynda wanted to do something with the rest. So, the younger kids marched so that the grown ups didn't lose their jobs. One day everything went wrong, bloody Sunday. THis hurt Lynda bad [...]


  • Chelsea Kilpack

    Lynda Blackmon Lowery's story is awe inspiring. Lynda was the youngest participant in the historic voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. She was arrested nine times before the age of fifteen, a horrific fact that jars the senses and tapped into a very particular form of rage I possess in my bones.Lynda was brutally attacked on Bloody Sunday, but still, she persisted with "steady, loving confrontation," a mantra imparted by Dr. King. Her activism illustrates the audacity and persistence o [...]


  • Rachel

    Quick read that has some powerful primary source pictures as they retell this story. I would've loved to add this to my Civil Rights Unit with middle schoolers but think it could work for 3rd-5th even as a read aloud.


  • Linda Lipko

    As the title states, this is a story of Lynda Blackmon who, as a teen was very involved in the Civil Rights movement. Before joining the Selma march to Montgomery, she was jailed nine times. Her vivid account of Bloody Sunday leaves no doubt that those who were beaten and abused on the first attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge, were deeply traumatized. Filled with courage and a drive to participate in the march for voting rights, Lynda overcame her fear by participating in the third and fi [...]


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