Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter - ADVISABLE

Winter, Jonah Lillian’s Right to Vote, illustrated by Shane W, Evans.  PICTURE BOOK.  Schwarz & Wade (Random), 2015.  $18. 

As Lillian heads her way up the hill to cast her vote in the election, she sees the panorama of African Americans before her who fought for their right to vote, as Lillian continues to fight. 

This is an excellent short look at the history of Civil Rights in the United States.  There is one drawing of a unclothed slave on the block, back view, but for me is was about the indignity of the slave block, not that he was unclothed.  I would love for any American History or African American studies teacher to use this as a unit introduction and explore each issue mentioned.

MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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