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Welcome, everyone. Artist Vanessa Brantley is showing us how she illustrated "The Youngest Marcher," a nwe picture book about 9 year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks' role in the civil rights movement. Share your thoughts and questions below.
I know I didn't learn anything about Black History in school except that there were slaves, Frederick Douglass. And I even went to a majority Black school (though I'm white).
I grew up in Memphis during the time this story takes place. I was pretty sheltered and had no idea of what was happening to Blacks. My parents sympathized with the movement though.
Yes, read to your children books about children of all cultures and backgrounds. My mother did that for me, and it made a big difference.
an extraordinary social effort, you teach the respect using amazing illustrations and I appreciate it, my sincere appreciation.
That's true that how one dresses can determine how one behaves. My mother was a kindergarten teacher and she had to ask a little boy's mother to stop dressing him in camo because he was acting up when he wore them.
I wish there were books like this to read when I was younger. All we could connect with were animals with human characteristics. But this is real life. The truth and our history.
I am for sure getting this fro my 9 year old! I had already read "March" with her by Congressman Lewis. This will be a great addition!
There should be more books like this! For the next generation of young kids to learn right from wrong and to grow an open generation