"With courage they rallied and answered the call . . . dreaming of freedom and justice for all."
The United States of America was founded on the declaration that all men are created equal. But nearly two hundred years after that proclamation, America was still deeply segregated.
Slowly but surely, powerful leaders as well as everyday citizens spoke up for their dreams and beliefs. Soon, a people proud and strong stood up as one for their rights, and a new America came to be.
Concise and child-friendly, this overview of the civil rights movement helps kids grasp where we were ("These are the buses-a dime buys a ride, but the people are sorted by color inside") and where we are now ("This is the bus that roars through the streets, and all of the passengers choose their own seats"). Empathetic, insightfully painted scenes make both the everyday indignities and the historic events even more palpable. (ages 6 to 9)
The February 2006 issue of Child magazine