Item Details: Cherish this important story in recent U.S. history. This signed copy of WE’VE GOT A JOB: THE 1963 BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S MARCH is Cynthia’s debut book (you heard me – you’ll be in on the beginning of what’s sure to be her amazing author career) about the role children played in desegregating the most racially violent city in the country. ITEM NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 2012.
From the book:
On Thursday morning, May 2, 1963, nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks woke up with freedom on her mind. But, before she could be free, she knew she had to go to jail.
“I want to go to jail,” Audrey told her mother.
Since Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks thought that was a good idea, they helped her get ready. First, her father bought her a game she’d been eyeing. She imagined that Operation, in which you take the bones out of a plastic figure and put them back together, would entertain her if she got bored during her week on a cellblock.
Then, her mother took her to Center Street Elementary so she could tell her third-grade teacher why she’d be absent. Miss Wills cried. Audrey knew she was proud of her.
Read more about Cynthia and her books at www.cynthia.levinson.com.
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