Voice of Freedom

Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Stirring poems and stunning illustrations combine in this acclaimed biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.

By Carole Boston Weatherford Read by Janina Edwards African American / Children's Nonfiction / History - United States / Social Issues English, Unabridged 30m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs July 12, 2016 $14.99 $14.99 9781520016740 Add to Cart
							Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Based on the critically acclaimed 2016 Caldecott and Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.

“Bold, honest, informative, and unforgettable.” - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Hamer’s heroic life story should be widely known, and this well-crafted work should find a place in most libraries.” - School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Bold, unapologetic, and beautiful." - Booklist (Starred Review)

“This majestic biography offers a detailed, intelligible overview of Hamer’s life while never losing the thread of her motivations, fears, and heroic triumphs, and places the civil rights movement in personal, local, national, and international contexts." - The Horn Book (Starred Review)

"This audiobook would make an excellent introduction to the sounds of the Civil Rights movement." - AudioFile

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and a 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner - Awards