Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama #2020

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama By Hester Bass E B Lewis Seeds of Freedom The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville Alabama Unflinchingly honest and jubilantly hopeful this is nonfiction storytelling at its best Publishers Weekly starred review Mention the civil rights era in Alabama and most people recall images of terri
  • Title: Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
  • Author: Hester Bass E B Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780763695163
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama By Hester Bass E B Lewis Unflinchingly honest and jubilantly hopeful, this is nonfiction storytelling at its best Publishers Weekly starred review Mention the civil rights era in Alabama and most people recall images of terrible violence But for the citizens of Huntsville, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace T Unflinchingly honest and jubilantly hopeful, this is nonfiction storytelling at its best Publishers Weekly starred review Mention the civil rights era in Alabama and most people recall images of terrible violence But for the citizens of Huntsville, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace This engaging celebration of a lesser known chapter in American and African American history shows how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.
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      Hester Bass is the author of SO MANY HOUSES, illustrated by Alik Arzoumanian She lives in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama.

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    1. February is Black History Month and this year s theme is A Century of Black Life, History and Culture So it only seems appropriate that and children s books are being published introducing today s young readers to the often turbulent, sometimes violent struggles of African Americans for equality of the last century But it was also a century of change and one of those changes was the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama.As Hester Bass shows in her new book Seeds of Freedom, the 1960s in [...]


    2. During the 1960s, riots broke out all over the South as blacks and whites clashed over the civil rights movement In the quiet town of Huntsville, Alabama, the Space Center of the Universe, a different kind of uprising was occurring Individuals in the black community demanded equal rights along with their brethren across the country But they were committed to non violence They staged sit ins at restaurants and public parks Instead of buying new Easter clothes at the local shops, members of the bl [...]


    3. Seeds of Freedom, the Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama was a heartbreaking read We learn as recently as 1962 black children weren t allowed to try on shoes in a store restaurant owners turned away black families in Huntsville there were invisible lines not to be crossed blacks were not allowed to use public restrooms black schools had no libraries, no cafeterias and no school buses a very bad man named Governor George Wallace believed blacks were inferior to whites and did everything [...]


    4. I like how the author juxtaposed the amazing accomplishments and good things that were happening in the early 1960s with the ugliness of prejudice that was going on simultaneously The 60s were such a time of conflict and change The metaphor of the seeds of freedom is carried throughout the book growing, struggling, wilting, recuperating, blooming, and finally producing fruit as the author explains events such as lunch counter sit ins, arrests, Blue Jean Sunday, letting go message balloons, integ [...]


    5. The metaphor of the seeds of freedom dances across the pages of this book E B Lewis illustrations are masterful I spent a long time on each spread, soaking in the way the artwork connected with the words This is a book about civil rights, and it is also a book about the goodness of people and the quiet persistence of the people of Huntsville, Alabama as they saw injustice, and they pressed on to fight against it Students will learn a bit about history, but they will learn a lot about themselves [...]


    6. I wanted to like this book better than I did It is an important addition to books set in the Civil Rights era But it just doesn t feel very compelling The focus is on a series of events, so there isn t the identification with major characters and their doings and there isn t the suspense leading up to a single event I am glad Huntsville escaped some of the serious violence, but it just felt a bit detached to me.That said, quite a few of my relatives live in the Huntsville area and it was intere [...]


    7. Unlike other cities in Alabama, the integration of Huntsville was a mostly peaceful transition Honest, hopeful, and inspiring.


    8. Great summary of many ways that black people living in Huntsville protested and boycotted during the 1960s, including the sit ins, marches, Blue Jean Sunday, school integration, planned arrests, and balloon message releases in response to George C Wallas.


    9. Richie s Picks SEEDS OF FREEDOM THE PEACEFUL INTEGRATION OF HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA by Hester Bass and E.B Lewis, ill Candlewick, January 2015, 32p ISBN 978 0 7636 6919 5 That s just the way it isSome things ll never change.That s just the way it isHa, but don t you believe them Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is Life is good in the mountains of north Alabama Huntsville is the Space Center of the Universe German scientists, enemies of the United States just twenty years before, are working peacefully besid [...]


    10. I like this text because it s complex and there s content worthy of close reading and collaborative discussions Bass, the author, does not just tell a straightforward narrative about what happened in Huntsville, AL instead her narrative of sorts requires the reader to make inferences, to synthesize and grapple She uses the metaphor of planting and growing seeds of freedom tapping into what these seeds need to grow But the seeds of freedom need news to grow, so another plan is hatched From there [...]


    11. Twelve students were admitted to an all black school without any protests in one city, the same week that four African American students were denied entry into an all white school in the same district Within two weeks of this denial, on Monday, September 9th, 1963, the first African American child kept his peace as he walked into this same previously all white school for the first time This is the story of Huntsville, Alabama.School was the last major hurdle for African Americans, facing inequal [...]


    12. In the same thoughtful, respectful fashion in which she approached the unique painting methods of Walter Anderson in her previous book, the author explores what might be a side note about the civil rights to many Although I d like to think I am well versed in this area of history, I hadn t heard much, if anything, about the changes that occurred in Huntsville, Alabama, during the turbulent 1960s It s interesting that many of us assume that change occurs solely through large protest movements or [...]


    13. Violence was a large part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s However in Huntsville, Alabama something quite different happened, quietly and successfully They managed through cooperation, quiet civil disobedience, and courage to stand up for what was right for all members of their community There were lunchroom protests where young black people sat at the counters they were not allowed to eat at There were marches with signs There were arrests, even one of a mother with an infant that gain [...]


    14. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Huntsville, Alabama was the Space Center of the Universe where scientists and engineers worked on NASA rockets but, even here, there were invisible lines of segregation not to be crossed Change was in the air, however, as the blacks quietly began sit ins at lunch counters Small steps were made but little real change came, leading the black community to organize Blue Jeans Sunday on Easter 1962, causing significant economic harm to local businesses This was foll [...]


    15. Though Huntsville did not experience the violence that other cities in the south did, there were invisible lines not to be crossed Segregation was seen simply as just the way it is But Huntsville was also known as the Space center of the Universe and economics and publicity had a huge impact on the town.So, when things started to change, they started quietly First, sit ins at the white diners and a visit from Dr Martin Luther King, Jr The seeds of freedom are planted in Huntsville What will it t [...]


    16. Plot Summary This book is about the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama Black people faced many injustices in the 1960s, but instead of getting violent, the people of Huntsville worked with others to gain their freedom They were then granted equal access to stores and restaurants When certain laws were passed, black people celebrated They would release balloons and drop seeds of freedom wherever they landed Literary Merit The theme of this story is about spreading the peace and freedom T [...]


    17. Hester Bass tells the story of how Huntsville, Alabama became integrated in the 1960 s, a long process that included many small steps, or seeds of freedom that were planted along the way It begins by pointing out some of the injustices of segregation children who have to carry paper pictures of their feet to the shoe store because they re not allowed to try on the shoes, youngsters who are not allowed to use the public library because their skin is brown, families who are refused service in loca [...]


    18. Change can happen little by little, with people banding together to make a difference Second graders were interested and surprised by the example of Blue Jean Sunday In 1962, most people didn t wear jeans Most people bought new clothes in the spring, dressing up for Easter Most women didn t wear pants this really surprised them So when the people of Huntsville decided to dress down for Easter, the cost was estimated at around 1 million lost for the stores They distributed flyers and colorful bal [...]


    19. Summary The lesser known story of how the black citizens of Huntsville, Alabama fought for integration through creative, non violent means The story reveals the injustices blacks endured in the 1960s, and how slowly and peacefully, they planted seeds of freedom for themselves and future generations.Evaluation The book reads like a newspaper article, and is divided into sections based on the dates of certain events The watercolor illustrations are a nice complement to the message of peaceful acti [...]


    20. I lived in Huntsville, AL from 1964 1976 I was glad to read this book and amazed that all this happened When I lived there it was a very white town It was so segregated there that we as kids didn t even know we were segregated till we were grown ups I don t say that with pride, just observance of the way things were Civil rights was never spoken about in our house, growing up I was nearly an adult when I found out who Martin Luther King was Now I live in Atlanta, his birthplace So I read this bo [...]


    21. It seems like we should not be able to find things about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s relevant today, but unfortunately that is not the case Racial relations in this country seem to be heading towards a darker and darker place This book gives hope that we will not let hatred and fear rule how our society works Seeds of Freedom is the story of how Huntsville, Alabama was integrated without riots or bombs or violence It only took people determined to make things right and people willing [...]


    22. I would say this book is nonfiction because it talks about a true story of Alabama during the Civil Rights Era The target audience would be middle elementary because of the understanding of this book.Text to Text This book reminded me of the book, Who was Martin Luther King Junior because they both are about freedom and the struggles that come with it Text to Self This book was really eye opening to me and let me see some of the post ivies happening during the hard times Often times in my life, [...]


    23. This story had so much power to it I was in awe when the little girl had to bring paper pictures of her feet because she wasn t allowed to try on shoes That is just absolutely terrible, to think people were actually treated like this, makes me really upset However, throughout the story, the people come together and take action They don t do it violently, but with dignity, passion, and courage This is when hundreds and thousands of people march in the streets of Washington D.C and listen to Marti [...]


    24. I really liked this book a lot, because it talks about realistic things that happens in a every day life another thing is this book is kind of like a life lesson within itself in a way or another I feel that this book is very important to read only because some kids may not understand the struggle some people went through I enjoyed how everyone came together so that they can have better for their city which was failing I would highly recommend this book to anyone its a great book, I love books l [...]


    25. Most places in Alabama were violent when it came to the Civil Rights movement, but not in Huntsville The people of this city worked to make it a segregated but peaceful environment Blacks had their own schools, bathrooms, and restaurants, as well as whites had their own The title, seeds of freedom, is an element explored throughout this book Little by little, small steps were taken to reach peace and eventually freedom of the African Americans.


    26. Genre Non Fiction InformationalGrades K 6Unique Feature I loved the illustrations in this book I thought they were beautifully done I also liked how this book shared some unique peaceful moments in the town of Huntsville that I have never heard before about the civil rights movement It would be a great book to for civil rights movement units at a variety of grade levels You could go in a much detail as needed for the grade, but the language is appropriate for younger grade levels.


    27. Quotes Huntsville had escaped the violence that had divided some cities into black and white However, like a lot of places in America, there are invisible lines not to be crossed Governor Wallace has closed all Alabama public schools planning to admit black students Across down, at a private religious school with all black students, twelve white students begin school without incident, in the first case of so called reverse integration in Alabama September 1963


    28. I loved this book It related in to watch Selma and how African Americans changed their town for what they wanted it to be They wanted to be accepted I loved how they released balloons as an advertising for freedom and how they responded to the protests from George Wallace But the best part of the book was Easter It has to do with the shopping market and jeans, but I don t want to ruin it for anyone


    29. This story was than I had expected it to be It involved a lot of lessons to learn from it as well as true life monumental moments The pictures in this book were all very thought out and deliberated great too One concern for me is that some younger student s may not get the idea of what is being told.


    30. Well written book about the Civil Rights Era Great illustrations Lots of events and struggles were explained very well You can get a general picture of the times in a very sequential order that helps one understand how things went from a segregated society to an integrated one Highly recommended for Grades 5 and up.


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