Got a surprise on my doorstep this morning: We March by Shane W. Evans, author of Underground.
I don’t remember ordering it, but it brightened my day.
Evans has a gift for using illustrations and text to set the stage and peak curiosity.
You open the book and ask, where are they going? even though you already know the story of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom.
You want to turn the page anyway.
You want to see what will happen to the characters. You want to see how the illustrations show people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds are working together for a cause.
It’s a good time to read this book.
It’s a good time to cling to hope as the characters in We March do.
I also recommend these picture books for teaching about the civil rights movement: