Friday, August 12, 2016

Book Trailer Premiere: Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace

Hello, Rich and Sandra! Thank you for sharing the book trailer for Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights and for finishing my sentences.

Thanks, Mr. Schu! We’re glad to be here.


The book trailer for Blood Brother focuses on Jonathan Daniels’ activism in Selma, but the book is an edge-of-your-seat biography, starting with his rebellious teen years.


Selma teens demonstrate for their parents' right to vote in 1965. 
Jonathan Daniels’ story is about love conquering hate, the power of the vote, and how one person can change laws and thousands of attitudes.


Teenagers kneel on a Selma sidewalk after being arrested during a peaceful protest. 
Blood Brother includes photographs, interviews, and lots of other first-hand research. We tracked down dozens of people who knew Jonathan in his hometown and in Selma; most had never been interviewed about him.


Jonathan prepares for a day of work in Selma with activists Judy Upham and Ron Fuller. 


Did you know that we developed photographs that were in Jonathan’s camera when he was killed? They appear in our book for the first time — side-by-side with iconic photos from the Civil Rights era.


A teenage protester screams in pain after being tear-gassed. 
We think nonfiction… we eat nonfiction, we breathe nonfiction!

Mr. Schu, you should have asked us how relevant this story is today. Think Ferguson, Baltimore, St. Paul, Baton Rouge. . . . Young adults played pivotal roles in the social justice struggles of the 1960s and continue today.




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