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Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Emotional story of mom's fight to have her son remembered.

Choosing Brave book cover: Mamie Till-Mobley at mic with crowd in background.

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This is a moving, captivating, and heartbreaking story that should be a must-read not only during Black History Month but also throughout the year. Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement takes readers beyond the commonly known facts of Emmett Till's murder and uncovers who he was as a person, as well as who his mother was. The book's poetic lines and illustrations are both powerful and memorable. The story reminds us that the "ugly days" are not behind us, as racism and violence toward Black people is still an issue today. The story of Mamie Till and her son are brought to light in an exceptional way. The book deserves all the praise it has received, and is likely to spark important questions for young readers.

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