This book discusses the events of the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March from the point of view of several of the people involved. It presents a well rounded look at the events and while it is very honest, I appreciate it not being overly graphic. Don’t’ get me wrong, there is some tough content, but when you present topics like this I’d like students to focus on the content and not the writing. The conclusion of the book discusses where those individuals did later in life.
Because of the topic, this book does have a little bit of language but I think it is fine for junior high or high school.
As far as a quote, The book talks about the 10 Commandments of Nonviolence that those who joined the movement committed to following. I thought it was interesting how many of those connected back to spiritual things. Won’t list them all here, but on page 34 of the copy I have.
Recommended Ages: Grades 7 and up
Genre: YA Non-Fiction
Overall Opinion: Average