Voices from the March on Washington

by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon
    • Grades: 6 - 10
    • Ages: 11 - 15
    • Format: Paperback Book
Short Summary
This powerful collection of poems captures the hope, pride, and excitement of the historic protest that changed our country.

Good For:
Soul-Stirring Protest Poetry, Bringing Civil Rights History to Life, Staging Dramatic Readings, Talking About Prejudice

Topics and Themes:
Civil Rights Movement, March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Poetry, Family, Courage, African American History

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The powerful poems in this poignant collection weave together multiple voices to tell the story of the March on Washington, DC, in 1963. From the woman singing through a terrifying bus ride to DC, to the teenager who came partly because his father told him, “Don’t you dare go to that march,” to the young child riding above the crowd on her father’s shoulders, each voice brings a unique perspective to this tale. As the characters tell their personal stories, their chorus plunges readers into the experience of being at that historic day—walking shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers, hearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, and heading home inspired.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 10
    • Ages: 11 - 15
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-56736-6