2020 Black Lives Matter Marches
From the Set Protest! March for Change
This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 2020 Black Lives Matter marches. These large protests, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues concerning police brutality and racism. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534186354), Paperback (9781534186439), PDF (9781534186514), ePub (9781534186750), Hosted ebook (9781534186590), Kindle (9781534186675)|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
Booklist - 2020 Black Lives Matter Marches
This volume, the first of six in the Protest! March for Change series, places readers into one of the many Black Lives Matter (BLM) crowds that took to the streets in summer 2020, following the murder of George Floyd. Markovics sets the scene with examples of chants and protest signs, her text set upon immersive, full-bleed photography of protestors marching. The book focuses on the concept of structural racism, briefly referencing Jim Crow, segregation, and the civil rights movement before continuing to the series of higher-profile murders that fueled the BLM movement—those of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, and many others here unnamed—then returning to George Floyd in more detail. A surface-level but poignant introduction to BLM, with striking photography and design, though the choice to
capitalize “white” may concern some.
Author: Joyce Markovics
Joyce Markovics has worked in educational publishing for more than 20 years. She has written hundreds of award-winning nonfiction children’s books and recently started her own book development company, Bowerbird Books. Joyce is passionate about telling stories that captivate and inspire young readers.
- Justice Now!
- Black Lives Matter
- The Marches
- A Call for Change
- Find Out More
- About the Author
|Glossary of key words|
|Table of contents|
|Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|