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Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor Book)

This book is about Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley
In "Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement," authors Angela Joy and Janelle Washington delve into the poignant story of Mamie Till-Mobley, a mother transformed by tragedy into a pivotal figure in the fight for racial justice. Published on September 6, 2022, and honored with a Caldecott Honor, this moving picture book biography brings to light how Mamie turned her profound grief over the brutal murder of her son, Emmett Till, into a relentless pursuit for justice. Her courageous decision to expose the harsh realities of racial violence by sharing Emmett’s story galvanized the Civil Rights Movement, making her an unsung hero of her era. Perfectly tailored for elementary-school readers, the book not only educates about historical injustices but also inspires bravery and advocacy in the youngest of hearts, encouraging them to make a difference. "Choosing Brave" is a testament to the enduring strength of a mother’s love and her formidable impact on history.
Published by Roaring Brook Press on September 6, 2022
64 pages
ISBN: 9781250220950
Best for readers in Elementary School
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