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  • Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

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“Before Emmett Till’s murder, I had known the fear of hunger, hell and the Devil. But now there was a new fear known to me – the fear of being killed just because I was black.”
       Anne Moody was fifteen the summer that Emmett Till was beaten to death for speaking inappropriately to a white woman. Media coverage of the fourteen-year-old boy’s funeral and an open casket gave many Americans their first look at the violence and legal inequalities that still haunted southern blacks. That event, in 1955, ignited the modern American civil rights movement.
       Author Doreen Rappaport uses true account to put readers in the shoes of extraordinary people who risked everything to fight the epidemic of racism. This final book in Doreen Rappaport and Shae W. Evans’s trilogy about the African-American experience is a moving and powerful tribute to the crusaders for equality and peace in America.  62 pages
       Paperback published in 2006