Let the Children March
by Monica Clark-Robinson, Illustrated by Frank Morrison
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2019
Publication Date: Jan 02, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- I couldn’t play on the same playground as the white kids.
- I couldn’t go to their schools.
- I couldn’t drink from their water fountains.
- There were so many things I couldn’t do.
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. Frank Morrison’s emotive oil-on-canvas paintings bring this historical event to life, while Monica Clark-Robinson’s moving and poetic words document this remarkable time.
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Poetry
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism