It’s eerie to think that Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison was published two months before the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.
The stories are the same; courageous children taking monumental risks to draw attention to atrocities.
This powerful story, illustrated with remarkable images, will inspire readers to make a difference. The Afterword provides ideas to encourage children to volunteer and learn more about important topics.
Illustrator Frank Morrison is extremely talented at illuminating the feelings of each character in the story. We clearly see worry, pain, fear, satisfaction, courage and pride in the facial expressions of the characters.
The back matter includes images of children being arrested and sprayed by a powerful hose.
AASL Standards Framework for Learners: Collaborate/Share III.C.2 Learners work productively with others to solve problems by involving diverse perspectives in their own inquiry processes.
Pair Let the Children March with I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoët. Read both stories. Compare and contrast the problems and solutions presented in both stories. How are they the same? How are they different?
Discuss injustices that learners experienced. Explain that people stand up to racism in different ways. Brainstorm ideas on different ways to stand up for what is fair.
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