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Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington
Contributor(s): Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux, Comport, Sally Wern (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1101936703     ISBN-13: 9781101936702
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $12.99  
Product Type: Library
Published: December 2017
Annotation: An uplifting portrait of the iconic Civil Rights leader is set against a backdrop of the historic 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Civil rights demonstrations; Washington (D.C.); History; 20th century; Juvenile literature.
African Americans; Civil rights; History; 20th century; Juvenile literature.
Civil rights demonstrations; Washington (D.C.); History; 20th century.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
Dewey: 323.1196
LCCN: bl2017049609
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Step into Reading. Step 3
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.45 lbs) 48 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 September)

K-Gr 3–The narrative opens with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, then traces the March on Washington back to the 1950s and 60s when "black Americans organized and fought extra hard. Their fight was called the civil rights movement." Early protests and famous civil rights activists are mentioned, along with more information on King. The narrative eventually returns to the march and provides finer details about the day ("The marchers crowded the Mall's Reflecting Pool. Some took off their shoes and socks to soothe their feet in the cool water."). The text is surrounded by partial and occasional full-page illustrations. The artwork, done in muted tones with soft lines and washes of color, conveys the somberness of the mentioned events and depicts famous civil rights moments, protestors, marchers, politicians, and King with sensitivity. The text uses words and terms most emergent readers will know in a thoughtful and descriptive way. The author's note provides a paragraph on the 1964 signing of the Civil Rights Act. VERDICT A smart narrative and skillfully done illustrations make this introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement one all libraries will want to consider.—Tamara Saarinen, Pierce County Library, WA

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