Let the Children March

Let the Children March

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By Monica Clark-Robinson

Illustrated by Frank Morrison

Told from a child's point of view, this moving historical picture book focuses on a monumental moment in the civil rights movement: the Children’s Crusade of 1963. Thousands of African American children and teens marched through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama to end segregation and to inspire change and hope for the future. Written by debut author Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Honor-winning artist Frank Morrison. 


Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration2019

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. 
Hardcover, Juvenile Fiction / Prejudice & Racism, Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1st to 4th

0.4" H x 11.1" L x 9.2" W (0.82 lbs) 40 pages


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