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My Selma : true stories of a Southern childhood at the height of the civil rights movement  Cover Image Book Book

My Selma : true stories of a Southern childhood at the height of the civil rights movement / Willie Mae Brown.

Summary:

"As the civil rights movement and the fight for voter rights unfold in Selma, Alabama, many things happen inside and outside the Brown family's home that do not have anything to do with the landmark 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Yet the famous outrages which unfold on that span form an inescapable backdrop in this collection of stories. In one, Willie Mae takes it upon herself to offer summer babysitting services to a glamorous single white mother--a secret she keeps from her parents that unravels with shocking results. In another, Willie Mae reluctantly joins her mother at a church rally, and is forever changed after hearing Martin Luther King Jr. deliver a defiant speech in spite of a court injunction. Infused with the vernacular of her Southern upbringing, My Selma captures the voice and vision of a fascinating young person--perspicacious, impetuous, resourceful, and even mystical in her ways of seeing the world around her--who gifts us with a loving portrayal of her hometown while also delivering a no-holds-barred indictment of the time and place." -- Amazon.com.
"A stirring memoir of growing up Black in a town at the epicenter of the fight for freedom, equality, and human rights"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374390235
  • ISBN: 0374390231
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2023.
Subject: Brown, Willie Mae.
African American children.
Civil rights movements.
Selma (Ala.).
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Wilmington Main Library YA B Brown (Text) 34300001264039 New Books - Young Adult Available -


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