Joan said, "Anyone can make a difference. It doesn't matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, and go fix it. Remember you don't have to change the world...just change your world."
Recommended for ages 8 and up, She Stood for Freedom is a perfect complement to our studies of the Civil Rights Movement. It is chock full of original pictures and images of historical documents, including Joan at the Woolworths counter and with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! The back pages include an epilogue and timeline of events in Joan's life. It is easy to read and understand even for the youngest of readers studying this time period. Even as an adult my understanding of the time period was deepened by witnessing the effect that Joan had on her world.
She Stood for Freedom is available for purchase now at your favorite book retailer. Happy Reading!
Thank you so much to Shadow Mountain for giving me an advanced reader copy of She Stood for Freedom. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions expressed here are my very own.