Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
We March

We March

Shane W. Evans

Roaring Brook Press


Kindle, Fixed Layout


Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press


ISBN: 9781466810846

32 Pages, Ages 4-8

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few so delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience.

We March is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List


Praise for We March

“… [a] well-told and superbly rendered book.” —School Library Journal, STARRED

“This makes a pivotal event in our nation's history accessible to our youngest citizens without compromising any of its power.” —Booklist

“…there's an iconic flavor to the scenes, their streamlined compositions and simplified human figures standing in for the experience of many…” —BCCB

“Share with readers of all ages as a beautiful message about peaceful protest and purposeful action.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Many young children know there was a march on Washington a long time ago and that Martin Luther King Jr. gave a famous speech that day. Some know why the march took place; fewer still know how it happened. Using a minimalist text (no more than ten words per page) as he employed in Underground, Evans covers the last two points.” —Horn Book Magazine

“A moving introduction to a historic day.” —Publishers Weekly

In the Press

Shane W. Evans illustrates the 1963 march on Washington for young children in “We March.” - The Washington Post

Read the Kirkus Review of WE MARCH . An African-American family awakens before dawn to prepare for the historic March on Washington in August, 1963. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Shane W. Evans

Shane W. Evans has illustrated numerous books for children, including Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson and Underground, recipient of four starred reviews, both for Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shane W. Evans

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