Contributor biographical information for Delivering justice : W.W. Law and the fight for civil rights / Jim Haskins ; illustrated by Benny Andrews.
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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 is 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 says, "Working on this book was very emotional for me — it was like reliving those times."
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Law, W. W. -- (Westley Wallace), -- 1923-2002 -- Juvenile literature.
African American civil rights workers -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.