Let the Children March

Birmingham Children’s March of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.



Told from a child’s point of view this moving 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. Full color

Review Quotes
“Much of the text will provoke questions and important conversations between children and adult readers. The experiences of segregation are sensitively depicted…A highly readable historical account which deserves a place on picture book and nonfiction shelves alike.- School Library Journal starred review

“This remarkable story remains relevant today as young readers think about their roles in the ongoing struggle for justice. Teachers who use this book might scaffold it with additional resources that teach about the intensive planning and organization that went into this and other activist campaigns.” — Booklist

“The art throughout is a vibrant representation of the determination and courage of the civil rights movement. A nuanced account that could inspire the youngest readers to make a big difference.” — Horn Book- publisher
40 pages
Ages 7-10


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