On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke these words:
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds…
Teens can now vote for their favorite titles through Oct. 19 from the 28 nominees that were announced back in April.
Teens can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the nominees. The 10 nominations that receive the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten. The winners will be announced during the week of October 21.
Vote for your favorite book at the Teen Top Ten Website