Let the Children March

by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison

The story of the children’s march in Birmingham in May, 1963, is told from... read more

The story of the children’s march in Birmingham in May, 1963, is told from the perspective of a fictional young girl. After hearing Martin Luther King, Jr., speak at church, the girl and her brother are inspired to march, knowing that the consequences of their action might be jail. And, indeed, the girl does go to jail, for two days. But her participation, and that of other courageous children, helped shine the spotlight on racial injustice inherent in Jim Crow Laws. Frank Morrison’s vivid oil paintings accurately portray the historical time period, and his shifting perspectives and sweeping images heighten the tension and the drama of this story. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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