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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

James Baldwin: Cambridge Debate Speech

by (author) Rebecca Sjonger

Publisher
Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Category
Social Activists
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778752547
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781427121837
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $29.36
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780778752394
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $29.36

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  • Age: 11
  • Grade: 6

Description

James Baldwin was an author, social critic, and activist known for his deep understanding of race and class in the United States. This book introduces readers to his speech from a 1965 debate at Cambridge University in which he argues for racial equality in the civil rights era. The social and political circumstances of the era are discussed as well as Baldwin's persuasive argument that, despite contributing to the making of the United States, African Americans are not allowed to fully participate in the American Dream.

About the author

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

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