Diane McWhorter

A Dream of Freedom

Jan 10, 2005

This painstakingly detailed account of the Civil Rights Movement opens up that part of history to young adult readers.

For her study of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Carry Me Home, published in 2001, Diane McWhorter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history.

That fairly narrow-focus study was a labor of nearly 20 years, and in the course of researching that book, McWhorter learned an immense amount about the movement that she could not fit into Carry Me Home.