Let the Children March By Monica Clark-Robinson


Back of Book: In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world.
My Review:
This is an incredibly moving picture book about the children who marched in Birmingham Alabama. The text in this story is gripping and always readers to be a part of a difficult time in history. When the adults cannot march the children do. The text is written in a first-person narrative and follows a young girl and her brother as they face water, dogs, and jail. The illustrations are stunning and emotional! This is perfect book to read to start discussions about Civil Rights.  The back of the book has a great afterword and note from the illustrator. A must read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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