Reviews and Interview: Tucker biography

Recommended by The Library Media Connection LMCTuckerReview


In the biography’s forward, Senator Henry L. Marsh wrote,  “A concise and accurate description of Tucker’s life with emphasis on his legal contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.”


Nanci Diggs, a middle school librarian in Yorktown, VA emailed after attending my “Collaboration Strengthens Instruction in History and Language Arts” session at the annual Virginia Association of School Librarians conference. ” I have already spoken with my principal, a 7th grade English teacher and a 7th grade history teacher about your book. They are all very excited about Samuel Tucker’s story. NONE OF THEM HAD HEARD OF HIM! I had never heard of him until last week. It is shocking to me that a man who had such an impact on the Civil Rights Movement has not received publicity. I totally understand why you decided to write his story, and I’m very glad you did. Rosa Parks is one of my favorite people from history. I so admire the courage that she displayed. Mr. Tucker certainly displayed that same courage! I love the way you wrote the book using language that is easily understood. I’m sure our students will learn a great deal when they read it.

WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi interviewed Nancy on the 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-in August 21, 2014. https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-08-21/75-years-after-alexandria-library-sit


NBC Channel 4 Washington’s Barbara Harrison featured the Story of the Alexandria Library Sit-in for Black History Month 2015. http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene/Black-History-Month_-Story-of-the-Alexandria-Library-Sit-in_Washington-DC-291706831.html


WAMU’s Rebecca Sheir interviewed Nancy for Metro Connection October 3, 2014.http://wamu.org/story/14/10/03/remembering_the_alexandria_man_who_led_one_of_our_nations_first_civil_rights_protests/