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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at https://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge

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18 January 2014
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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge, tells the story of how ordinary kids helped change history. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge explores the events at Selma from their point of view, drawing on the vivid recollections of some of those who marched as children.

This was the first Google Lit Trip developed in collaboration with the book’s author. Partridge “appears” in the Lit Trip via special placemarks where she inserts bits of “the stories behind the stories” where she shares some of her insights garnered while researching and writing the story.
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The movie Selma, though controversial, has brought an important historical event back into public discourse. We are proud to include this Google Lit Trip as another look at the events of that march.

 

Can we look at the images of Bloody Sunday so long ago and the headlines today and ignore the unfinished business at hand?

 

Need a reminder? This page gives a brief story about Unarmed people of color killed by police between 1999-2014. How many would you guess were killed in 2014 alone?

 

Count 'em then ask whether the story of the events of Selma deserve a place in your informational reading planning.

 

(http://gawker.com/unarmed-people-of-color-killed-by-police-1999-2014-1666672349)  

 

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Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge

Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
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23 January 2014

Proud to announce an update to the Marching for Freedom Google Lit Trip. This was the first author collaboration ever in the Google Lit Trips project. 

 

For those exploring Black History and wanting to address Common Core State Standards for Informational Reading, this update includes many links to incredible background reading about the Civil Rights Movement and the march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.

 

You can read an interesting article entiltled, "Google Lit Trips: Celebrating Martin Luther King jr, Day" at: http://sco.lt/5E0YSH ;

 

The artilce gives extensive attention to this particular Google Lit Trip.

 

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