Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States
Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States
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Annotation: What does it mean to resist? Throughout our nation's history, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prom... more
Catalog Number: #202064
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Pages: 168 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-541-57903-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-541-57903-3
Dewey: 303.48
LCCN: 2019034596
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
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This is a compilation of 34 instances when citizens of the U.S. exercised their right to protest, demonstrate, march, or create mayhem to express their views. Each act is covered in its own four-page chapter, usually evenly divided between text (accessible information set off by headers and subtitles) and illustrations (photos, archival documents, reproductions). The events are listed in chronological order, beginning with colonial times, events in the nineteenth century, the twentieth century (with special attention paid to the tumultuous 1960s: civil rights, the Vietnam War, Black Power, the Stonewall Riots, Occupation of Alcatraz, the Attica Prison uprising, flower power, and more), and on through the 2018 March for Our Lives. The introduction uses the 1968 student walkouts in Los Angeles as a model of civil disobedience, emphasizing how the teens' activism brought about changes (bilingual classes, a Chicano history curriculum). The back matter includes chapter notes, recommendations for further reading, and a few tips on how to plan a protest. This is helpful curriculum support and a how-to guide for young dissidents.
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 9 Up From slave rebellions and the Boston Tea Party, to the 2017 Women's March and the March for Our Lives following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, Bieschke covers the history of major protests in the United States. In chronological order, each protest is allotted a four-page vignette of text, photographs, and relevant sidebars. While most protests are, almost by definition, anti-establishment or anti-government, the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally is included. Bieschke approaches this event as an exercise of First Amendment rights. Not all protests have sparked the desired changes in society or government. Not all have been peaceful, either, often involving violence both from protesters and/or from law and government officials. However, the text never loses sight of the fact that the right to assemble and protest is a basic American right. A short section of suggestions on how to start a protest completes the book. Source notes are included; the majority are websites, with a smattering of print sources. The online sources are from legitimate and respected news outlets such as the New York Times , CNN, BBC, and the Institute for Policy Studies. A good index is helpful; an annotated list of recommended reading features impressive choices. VERDICT Highly recommended for middle grade through high school collections in both school and public libraries. Katherine Koenig, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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School Library Journal Starred Review (4/1/20)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-164) and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Lexile: 1240L

What does it mean to resist? Throughout our nation's history, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prompted people to make their objections and outrage known. Some protests involve large groups of people, marching or holding signs with powerful slogans. Others start with quotes or hashtags on social media that go viral and spur changes in behavior. People can make their voices heard in hundreds of different ways. Join author Marke Bieschke on this visual voyage of resistance through American history. Discover the artwork, music, fashion, and creativity of the activists. Meet the leaders of the movements, and learn about the protests that helped to shape the United States from all sides of the political spectrum. Examples include key events from women's suffrage, the civil rights movement, occupations by Native American nations, LGBTQ demands for equality, Tea Party protests, Black Lives Matter protests, and more. Into the Streets introduces the personalities and issues that drove these protests, as well as their varied aims and accomplishments, from spontaneous hashtag uprisings to highly planned strategies of civil disobedience. Perfect for young adult audiences, this book highlights how teens are frequently the ones protesting and creating the art of the resistance.

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