The Word on the Street
News and events about books and authors in New England
Cynthia Levinson’s first book is “We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March.’’ Levinson, who divides her time between Brookline and Austin, Texas, tells the story through the experiences of four of the young protesters whom she interviewed over a number of years. James W. Stewart recalled that the jail cell he was in was packed so tight that most of the young prisoners were forced to stand. “We had to sleep in shifts,’’ he said.