Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement

Angela Joy (Author) Janelle Washington (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

A picture book biography of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement.

Mamie Till-Mobley is the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally murdered while visiting the South in 1955. His death became a rallying point for the civil rights movement, but few know that it was his mother who was the catalyst for bringing his name to the forefront of history.

In Choosing Brave, Angela Joy and Janelle Washington offer a testament to the power of love, the bond of motherhood, and one woman's unwavering advocacy for justice. It is a poised, moving work about a woman who refocused her unimaginable grief into action for the greater good.

Timely, powerful, and beautifully told, this thorough and moving story has been masterfully crafted to be both comprehensive and suitable for younger readers. Back matter includes author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, and recommended listening.

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SKU 138330
ISBN 9781250220950
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 680L
Page Count 64
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Janelle Washington
Primary Contributor Angela Joy
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Roaring Brook Press