Written by Monica Clark-Robinson
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Did you know that children, many children, were involved in the fight for Civil Rights? This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the events of the brother and sister who decide to march for freedom. Encouraged and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the children faced much adversity, including being hosed and thrown in jail, but they persevered and eventually gained the attention of President Kennedy. The Children’s Crusade of 1963 had, indeed, made a difference! One month after the Children’s Crusade, President Kennedy called for civil rights legislation.
This is a powerful book! It provides inspiration to children and shows them that they can bring about change; they can make a difference! Read more >>
Originally posted on May 22, 2019.