Gr 9 Up-Until recently, Rustin has gotten short shrift when people recall leaders of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. He organized the 1963 March on Washington and worked closely with Dr. King as his mentor and instructor in Gandhian nonviolent tactics. He urged King to create an organization to further the aims of black civil rights after the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Miller captures this important figure's fascinating life, bumps and all. He does this by exploring perhaps one of the central issues in Rustin's life-his homosexuality. Because the author has chosen to focus on this aspect of the man that is oftened glossed over or ignored, his book is an excellent starting point for students to learn about an almost forgotten leader.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.