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The Youngest Marcher Common Core Curriculum Guide

This Common Core-aligned curriculum guide is designed to accompany The Youngest Marcher. This reading guide includes discussion questions for use in class or as independent activities and activity worksheets that reinforce core writing and reading comprehension skills. Also included are writing prompts and other activities that can be used either in class or assigned as homework.
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The Youngest Marcher
Cynthia Levinson

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il! Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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