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And We Rise
by Erica Martin

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780593352526
    Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

    In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin’s debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement—from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the “Separate but Equal” ruling — and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were just as crucial to the Movement and our nation’s centuries-long fight for justice and equality.

    A poignant, powerful, all-too-timely collection that is both a vital history lesson and much-needed conversation starter in our modern world. Complete with historical photographs, author’s note, chronology of events, research, and sources.