Among the books we’re returning to the library this week are Doreen Rappaport’s Lady Liberty: A Biography and Carole Boston Weatherford’s Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. These are picture books meant for older elementary students or adults, really. Lady Liberty is a series of vignettes from different perspectives about how the Statue of Liberty came to be; Voice of Freedom is a series of poems about the life of an amazing civil rights activist that I had never even heard of. Their illustrations are lovely and their stories are fascinating.
You should read them.