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.
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I have created 22 NO PREP book extension activities for this title.
Making Connections Before Reading (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
Important Events in the Story
Identifying Problems and Solutions
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
All About the Main Character
ABC’s of Peace
Let the Children March 3-2-1 Summarizing Activity