Fiction Books We March (16)

We March (16)

We March (16)
Item No. 26545
ISBN-13 978-1-2500-7325-9
Format Book Farm Bound
Subject Nonfiction Picture Books Civil Rights African American History Highly Reviewed
# of Pages 23
Size 8 1/2" x 11"
Author Evans, Shane
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Accelerated Reading Level 1.2
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Macmillan
Date Published 2016
Lexile Prefix BR
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
 
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Book Reviews & Awards: CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year. "… [a] well-told and superbly rendered book." -School Library Journal, STARRED. "This makes a pivotal event in our nation's history accessible to our youngest citizens without compromising any of its power." -Booklist. "…there's an iconic flavor to the scenes, their streamlined compositions and simplified human figures standing in for the experience of many…" -BCCB. "Share with readers of all ages as a beautiful message about peaceful protest and purposeful action." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred. "Many young children know there was a march on Washington a long time ago and that Martin Luther King Jr. gave a famous speech that day. Some know why the march took place; fewer still know how it happened. Using a minimalist text (no more than ten words per page) as he employed in Underground, Evans covers the last two points." -Horn Book Magazine. "A moving introduction to a historic day." -Publishers Weekly. On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few so delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience. We March was one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012, and is an important story about the African American civil rights movement.