Cynthia Levinson

Children’s Writer & Presenter

Specializing in Nonfiction

IRA Young Adult Nonfiction Award
Jane Addams Book Award
SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction (Honor Book)
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Honor Book)
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (Finalist)
American Library Association: Notable Children’s Book
VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
Julia Ward Howe Book Award (Finalist)
Parents’ Choice: Gold Medal
California Reading Association: Eureka! Gold Medal for Nonfiction
Massachusetts Must-Read Book
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
Society of School Librarians International (Honor Book for Social Studies K-6; Best Book for Social Studies 7-12)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Scholastic Book Club
Pennsylvania State Librarians Association Top 40 Nonfiction

Spirit of Texas Reading Program–Middle School
 American Booksellers Association’s New Voices
 Named one of the best children’s books published in 2012 by:

 “…riveting, significant work of nonfiction.”

The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

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We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Click the play button below to listen to the song “We’ve Got a Job” sung by the Birmingham Movement Choir!*
*by permission, not to be duplicated or transferred

Be sure to check out both Peachtree’s We’ve Got a Job website and Peachtree’s We’ve Got a Job Pinterest board. They’re very informative and fascinating!

STUDENTS: You can meet the marchers, listen to songs, read primary-source documents, learn how I wrote the book, watch videos–including a trailer produced by fourth-graders–and more.

TEACHERS: You can find Curriculum Guides, Common Core ELA Standards Connections, Lesson Plans, Discussion Questions, Ideas for Uneasy Readers, primary-source documents, and both print and video interviews about how I researched and wrote We’ve Got a Job.


You can buy a hard copy or audio version (or both!) of We’ve Got a Job through Barnes and Noble, an independent bookseller, or Amazon or through Scholastic Book Club.

Please note: If you are an under-resourced school, you can buy books at a deep discount through First Book. To order, click here.