2014 | Holiday House
A Junior Library Guild Selection - Spring 2014
This riveting account of the murder of three civil rights crusaders in Mississippi offers new interviews with volunteers from that fateful summer and many never-before-seen photographs.
Praise for Freedom Summer
"This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the watershed summer of 1964 when Civil Rights workers flooded into some of the most socially suppresive areas of Mississippi. These student volunteers opened schools, registered voters, and promoted positive reform. Set against the backdrop of the puzzling disappearance of three of these young volunteers (known by the FBI Case file as "Mississippi Burning"), Rubin's crackling narrative chronicles the work of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee amid threats by the Ku Klux Klan...Fascinating and copious details are drawn from the author's personal interviews with key figures, oral histories and primary documents."
--Booklist, May 1, 2014