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People making a difference

During the month of January, we’ll be celebrating people who have Made a Difference through their good work. Each day, we’ll highlight a book about someone who has effected positive change, with a roundup on Fridays. Follow the hashtag #HBMaDJan17 @HornBook and Facebook.com/TheHornBook or click on the tag here: #hbmadJan17

weatherford_voiceoffreedomToday we’ll start with Fannie Lou Hamer. In the book Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Ekua Holmes “capture civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, from her beginnings as the youngest child of Mississippi sharecroppers, through the evolution of her political awareness, to her lasting impact on the civil rights movement.” Voice of Freedom was a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, a Sibert Honor Book, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book. Click these links to read Weatherford’s and Holmes’s BGHB acceptances speeches.

For more resources from The Horn Book on social justice and activism, visit our new Making a Difference landing page.

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