Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, January 16, 2012

We March

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., led 250,000 people in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  This is the story of one family who was there.

We March by Shane W. Evans is featured for Martin Luther King Day.

This is a great introduction to the Civil Rights Movement for the youngest readers.  Presented in short and simple concepts, along with bright and blocky illustrations, there is no over-intellectualizing to bog down this account.  The children featured in this tale get up and get dressed like any normal day, but instead of going about their usual business, they make signs and join thousands of other people to march on Washington and hear Dr. King's iconic speech.  The idea of fighting for equality is gently introduced by showing how even children could get involved in a social movement.

We March is published by Roaring Brook Press and retails for $16.99 (hardcover).  I read my copy by picking it up from the shelves for a few minutes.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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