The story of how many children and teenagers were involved in these marches knowing the violence that awaited them is absolutely amazing. The book relies heavily on pictures taken during the events described. This really helps to communicate the story visually and draw the reader in. Partridge also uses excerpts from protest songs to tell the story. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a narrative nonfiction book, especially those with an interest in the Civil Rights Movement.
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partidge
6th - 8th Grade
Tags: History, Nonfiction, People of Color