Cynthia Leitich Smith
Mrs. Armantrout's fourth-graders at Patsy Sommer Elementary in Austin, Texas; created this book trailer for We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Y. Levinson (Peachtree, 2012)(excerpt).
Read a Cynsations New Voice interview with Cynthia. Peek: "I interviewed not only black people who had marched in 1963 but also
white people, including a policeman, about their perspectives. This trip
convinced me that onsite research is invaluable."
See also Who Are You, Really? by Cynthia Y. Levinson from Hunger Mountain: A VCFA Journal of the Arts. Peek: "Identity, I was learning, is tricky. My facile categorizations of my
sources into racists on one side and black civil rights activists on the
other barely coincided with their own self-identity. Their internal