Nobody Gonna Turn me Round
Author Doreen Rappaport uses true accounts to put readers in the shoes of extraordinary people who risked everything to fight the epidemic of racism during the civil rights era. Moses Wright testified against the white men who stood accused of Till's murder. Nine black teenagers in Little Rock, Arkansas, dared to attend a newly integrated high school. James Lawson trained activists not to fight back, no matter how many insults or billy clubs rained down on them. Throughout ten turbulent years, black southerners filled jails and public places with the songs and the strength passed down to them by their ancestors, who knew too well what it meant to be chained.