March through history and discover twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements that have shaped the way we fight for equality and justice today in this stunningly illustrated and sweeping book!
For generations, marches have been an invaluable tool for bringing about social change. People have used their voices, the words on their signs, and the strength in their numbers to combat inequality, oppression, and discrimination. They march to call attention to these wrongs and demand change and action, from a local to a global scale.
Whether demanding protective laws or advocating for equal access to things like voting rights, public spaces, and jobs, the twenty-five marches in this book show us that even when a fight seems impossible, marching can be the push needed to tip the scales and create a movement. This gorgeous collection celebrates this rich and diverse history, the often-overlooked stories, and the courageous people who continue to teach us the importance of coming together to march today.
Leah Henderson is the author of One Shadow on the Wall and Together We March. She has always loved getting lost in stories. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is off on her own, exploring new spaces and places around the world. Many of the hopes, struggles, and traditions witnessed on her travels find a home in her work, hopefully offering added color and new perspectives to her characters’ lives. Leah received her MFA in writing from Spalding University and currently calls the Washington, DC, area home. Visit her at LeahHendersonBooks.com.
Tyler Feder is a Chicago-based illustrator whose work explores big feelings, feminism, and pop culture. Her debut solo book is Dancing at the Pity Party, a graphic memoir about the premature death of her super cool mom. Tyler also illustrated Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin. Selected freelance clients include Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN. Tyler is a cat person. Visit her at TylerFeder.com.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 19, 2021)
Length: 64 pages
Grades: 2 and up
Ages: 7 and up
Lexile ® 1260L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
* "All kinds of marches—many linked to children and youth—are described in lively language and illustrated with bright cartoons that emphasize diversity among participants and illustrate the banners and posters carried. ... Connections among marches and themes repeated due to unchanging social and political conditions are pointed out and are one of the book’s strengths.... This inspiring book will encourage activism."
– Kirkus Reviews - starred review, December 2020
Awards and Honors
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title