Sometimes People March

By: Tessa Allen

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With spare, but poignant language, debut author Tessa Allen introduces children to the concept of marching for social justice. She discusses why marching can be a good thing, details many of the reason why people might choose to march, and how marching can help affect change in our society. Sometimes People March is a book that's sure to inspire young activists.


Sometimes People March is a non-fiction picture book that introduces young readers to the concepts of social justice and activism. It discusses why people might sometimes want to march or protest, specific reasons for marching, and how it can actually help affect change. The book is written in simple, easy-to-understand, yet powerful, language that is accessible to early elementary readers, but I believe the concepts could still engage older elementary students as well. I love how diverse the book is, both in its illustrations and the types of marches that are included within its pages. As I was reading, I could easily recognize many actual marches within the illustrations, so I was thrilled to find that the author had included a glossary style list at the back of the book that details those marches. It not only mentions the names of the marches, but it also refers back to the page where the illustration is found and includes a couple of sentences describing what that march was all about. This is the part that older kids might really enjoy learning about, and that parents or educators could expand upon with further lessons. Overall, I thought this was a great book for teaching children about these very important parts of our American history. In fact, it's so good, I could scarce believe that it's the author's debut book. It's definitely left me looking forward to anything else she publishes in the future.


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