And we rise : the civil rights movement in poems

Title
And we rise : the civil rights movement in poems

Author
Martin, Erica (Halcyenda Erica) author.

ISBN
9780593352526

Physical Description
153 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Reading Level
NP L Lexile

Subject Term
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Poetry.
 
Civil rights movements -- Poetry.
 
Poetry -- 21st century.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- Poetry.

Genre
Poetry.

Local Subject
Teen nonfiction collection.

Summary
"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." --


LibraryCall NumberStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)TEEN 323.1196073 MARTeen Nonfiction
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)TEEN 323.1196073 MARTeen Nonfiction
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)TEEN 323.1196073 MARTeen Nonfiction
Stillwater Public LibraryTEEN 323.1196073 MARTeen Nonfiction