Let the Children March

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By Monica Clark-Robinson
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Let the Children March
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I couldnt play on the same playground as the white kids. I couldnt go to their schools. I couldnt drink from their water fountains. There were so many things I couldnt 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 Morrisons emotive oiloncanvas paintings bring this historical event to life, while Monica ClarkRobinsons moving and poetic words document this remarkable time.

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872 words872 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile 650LLexile 650L
Grade 1 to 5Grade 1 to 5
Age 6-10Age 6-10
Published 2018Published 2018

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