We March

We March

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On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few so delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience.

We March is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596435391
1596435399
Branch Call Number: E Eva
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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JCLBeckyC Jan 14, 2016

Local author and illustrator Shane Evans uses simple words and vivid illustrations to tell the story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. An African-American family joins an inclusive group of peaceful protesters to march, and to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. This is an excellent book to read with our youngest kids, to teach young citizens about this historic event and to fill young hearts with patriotic pride. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy it, though. It gets this middle-aged mama in the feels.

emilymelissabee Jul 13, 2012

A great book that can be used to introduce the topic of civil rights to children.

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