Saturday, May 14, 2011
A Land of Big Dreams by Neil Waldman-ADVISABLE
Waldman, Neil, A Land of Big Dreamers: Voice of Courage in America. Millbrook Press, 2011. INFORMATION.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. Those are the first lines to the Declaration of Independence. There was a dark, long period in history, however, where that was not the case. African American males and women of all races weren’t allowed to vote, land was hard to come by, and many other equal rights were denied to them. Through public demonstrations, informing the people, and sheer determination, these problems were amended. This book tells the story behind the people who helped to make it possible.
The layout is well-done. The photos and illustrations are complementary to the text. The text is informative and well-balanced. Readers who are interested in civil rights movement, slavery, and famous people such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Martin Luther King, Jr. will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.