The Racial Justice Movement
From the Set The Black American Journey
This book examines the activism involved in the ongoing fight for racial justice in the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.
- A Boy in a Hoodie
- America’s Problem with Race
- Stand Your Ground
- We Matter... Our Lives Matter
- “I Can’t Breathe!”
- The Power of Social Media
- Defund the Police?
- A Tipping Point?
- Think About It
- Time Line
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||Z|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of The Black American Journey from Booklist on September 1, 2021
The Black American Journey is the latest generation of the publisher’s Journey to Freedom: The African American Library series (circa 2000) and The African American Journey series (a decade later). Some of the recent books are entirely new, while others are revised editions. The repackaged texts appear to be largely unchanged, although sentences or sections have sometimes been reworded (e.g., using enslaved people rather than slaves) or even omitted. The new book design, slightly smaller format, and increased use of color give the pages a more inviting look, and the smaller font is more suitable for the audience. With few textual updates, African Americans and the Revolutionary War examines Black minutemen and soldiers and whether this war truly delivered freedom. John Lewis traces the leader’s path from childhood to Congress but concentrates on his years practicing nonviolent resistance during the civil rights movement. The Racial Justice Movement discusses topics such as the killing of George Floyd and the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement while placing them within the historical context of racism and civil rights in America. The Underground Railroad omits the 2002 edition’s section on patchwork quilts carrying secret messages for people escaping slavery, a notion that many historians regard as folklore. With well-chosen illustrations appearing throughout the books, this series offers concise, informative introductions to elements of Black history.
Author: Kara L. Laughlin
Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.