Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
'Delivering Justice' is an illustrated biography of W. W. Law, who helped to fight for black civil rights in Savannah. It is the story of how one man can make a huge difference in society.
 

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Because Lark and Termite was a haunting book of seriousness, I read one of the illustrated books I bought last year. Delivering Justice tells the tale of a mailman who, during his regulat postal route, also delivered fliers regarding various civil rights events that were occurring. Read full review

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This is a really good, and important story about W.W. Law and his role in the fight for civil rights in the United States! But the cover, and the title, were misleading to me. In the story, Law's job ... Read full review

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JIM HASKINS, the author of more than one hundred books, has an unparalleled background in nonfiction for young readers. He received the Coretta Scott King Medal for THE STORY OF STEVIE WONDER, and several other of his titles were named Coretta Scott King Honor Books. What the author most admires about W. W. Law, he says, is "his complete dedication to the causes in which he believed — first equal rights and later the preservation of historic sites of importance to black people. He was truly an unsung hero."

BENNY ANDREWS was a painter, printmaker, cultural leader, and arts advocate. His work can be found in more than thirty major museums. His other books for children include THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, PICTURES FOR MISS JOSIE by Sandra Belton, and SKY SASH SO BLUE by Libby Hathorn. Of DELIVERING JUSTICE he said, "Working on this book was very emotional for me — it was like reliving those times." Benny Andrews passed away in 2006.

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