Monday, February 18, 2013

What Are You Reading in February?

For the last blog on Black History read-alouds, I have picked one of my favorites. This book is based on The National Civil Rights Museum. The title: Everyday People tells the whole story. This IS a book about the everyday people that made up civil rights. The focus of this book is important because the movement was always about lifting the lot of the common people, the everyday people.  It shows how ordinary citizens can take up the course of their own lives and make extraordinary changes.

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. This book takes select exhibits at the museum as a framework. This book is a tribute to those who fought for equal rights in the United States. It is intended to remind us that struggle precedes peace.

The pictures are a wonderful way to see the story of civil rights. The text is more difficult, but choosing what to read instead of reading it cover to cover would still make it valuable. This book is another one that will make the Civil Rights Movement come alive to children today.

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