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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 323.1196/073
Lexile 850L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Y
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534186354), Paperback (9781534186439), PDF (9781534186514), ePub (9781534186750), Hosted ebook (9781534186590), Kindle (9781534186675)
Copyright 2021
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 written more than 500 nonfiction children's books (or at least two giraffe-sized stacks) on topics ranging from killer plants and marvelous mummies to protest marches and Black filmmakers. She recently started her own book development company, Bowerbird Books. Joyce is passionate about telling stories that captivate and inspire young readers. In her free time, she cleans old gravestones, collects oddities, and volunteers at an animal sanctuary.

  • Justice Now!
  • Black Lives Matter
  • The Marches
  • A Call for Change
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs