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Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington
Contributor(s): Watson, Stephanie
ISBN: 1624038816     ISBN-13: 9781624038815
Publisher: Core Library
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: September 2015
Annotation: Recounts the events leading up to the March on Washington in 1963 led by Martin Luther King, Jr..
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.
African Americans; Civil rights.; fast; (OCoLC)fst00799575
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues | Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: 323.1196
LCCN: 2015931189
Lexile Measure: 860
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.00" W x 0.25" (0.65 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 176712
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
This series provides upper-elementary students with in-depth coverage of phases and events of the U.S. civil rights movement. The narratives are supplemented effectively with archival photographs and primary source quotes. With overt Common Corerelated intention, readers are challenged with overabundant sidebars and inserts containing critical-thinking questions, writing prompts, and suggested research topics and readings. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Stories of the Civil Rights Movement titles: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Summer, 1964, The Little Rock Nine, Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement, The Passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 3–6—For such slim volumes, the content of this set on the civil rights movement is remarkably thorough. Each title begins with the basics of the event or case in question, drawing readers in with details that give the history immediacy, such as the Southern drawl of the bigoted driver who told Rosa Parks to go to the back of the bus and Elizabeth Eckford's careful grooming for the first day of school. Each book goes on to describe issues that led up to the event in question, as well as its impact. A "Stop and Think" feature sums up each volume with questions designed to foster critical thinking skills and empathy. The illustrations consist of 19th-century paintings of plantation life and 20th-century photographs. Many of the images, such as one portraying a snarling German shepherd police dog attacking a young black man, depict the intensity of the events. VERDICT Succinct and often powerful, this set is a solid purchase.

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