Thursday, February 8, 2018

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson –ESSENTIAL

Clark-Robinson, Monica Let the Children March PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Houghton Mifflin, 2018.  $18.  978-0544704527

This is the story of the Children’s Marches for African American civil rights in Birmingham of 1963. It is told from the perspective of two children. Through their actions we find out why it was important for them to march (because their parents would lose their jobs), what the march was like (horrific), and the price they paid (being hurt and jailed). Features large easy to share illustrations.

This book is absolutely fantastic and could be shared will all elementary ages, the story being just the right size and simple to understand. It has a powerful message for children that we often miss and is so very much needed in all time periods –which is that children can and should make an impact for positive change in this world. The illustrations are completely top notch and engrossing, bringing the story to life. This is a must have for every school library.

EL (K-3), EL, MS -ESSENTIAL.  Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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