Let the Children March
Let the Children March

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Annotation: Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.
Catalog Number: #150345
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Hot Title Hot Title
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-544-70452-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99604-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-544-70452-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99604-5
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist
Publishers Weekly
Word Count: 868
Reading Level: 3.8
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.8 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 192336 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 650L

I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids. I couldn't go to their schools. I couldn't drink from their water fountains. There were so many things I couldn't 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 Morrison's emotive oil-on-canvas paintings bring this historical event to life, while Monica Clark-Robinson's moving and poetic words document this remarkable time.