June Journeys StoryWalk at the Concord Free Public Library
June 2 @ 8:00 AM
The Concord Free Public Library is celebrating June Journeys with Communities Organizing Against Racism (COAR) by sharing a StoryWalk on the Main Library lawn. The StoryWalk features Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes.
Featuring stunning mixed-media art and stirring poems, Voice of Freedom celebrates civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer’s life with a message of hope, determination, and strength. 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. The book won the 2016 Caldecott Honor award as well as the 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor.
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The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.