And We Rise

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And We Rise

A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin's debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement—from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the "Separate but Equal" ruling—and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were just as crucial to the Movement and our nation's centuries-long fight for justice and equality.

A poignant, powerful, all-too-timely collection that is both a vital history lesson and much-needed conversation starter in our modern world. Complete with historical photographs, author's note, chronology of events, research, and sources.---from the publisher

160 pages                                  978-0593352526                         Ages 12-17

Keywords: poetry, American history, civil rights, African American and Black stories, social justice, social issues, prejudice and racism, African American author, African American, diversity, diverse books, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, Social Studies Curriculum

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