Monday, July 22, 2013
Author & Illustrator: Shane W. Evans
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, Jane Addams Award, Kirkus Reviews Best Books, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Summary: In August 1963, an African American family wakes up early to get ready to march. They pray for strength, make signs, and board buses heading for Washington DC. They walk with people of all kinds and sing. They are filled with hope and lean on each other. They march for justice and freedom. Evan's full-page paintings are beautiful and match the simple text perfectly.
Classroom Ideas: A classroom study of the Civil Rights movement and the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Extras: author's note talking about the march where MLKJr. made his most historic speech