I am excited to join Alyson Beecher and other friends in this weekly challenge. Finding great nonfiction picture books isn't a challenge anymore, there are so many wonderful books to be read now! The challenge is sharing them with as many people as possible so they can find this wealth of literature to share with our young readers. Thanks to Aly for starting this weekly link-up and thanks to all who join in!
The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs
by David Aretha
In honor of Dr. King's observed birthday this week, I'm going to spotlight a book that is about an event that has been discussed quite a bit recently due to the movie being released - the Selma marches.
While the text in this book is on the dry side, I loved the amount of photographs used in the book, great primary sources. I like the many photos that show the people that were instrumental in the march - it helps kids match faces to the names they are reading about. This visual piece is instrumental in helping history come alive for many young readers.
Other books I have in my TBR pile about this time in history include:
Because They Marched by Russell Freedman
Revolution by Deborah Wiles