We March

written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

A Neal Porter Book

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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

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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

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WE MARCH by Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans | Kirkus Book Reviews
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.
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“We March” by Shane W. Evans - The Washington Post
Shane W. Evans illustrates the 1963 march on Washington for young children in “We March.”
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written and illustrated by 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. Visit him online at www.shaneevans.com or at www.olusdream.com

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We March
written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Award

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

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
January 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596435391
ISBN10: 1596435399
Picture Book Nonfiction
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
January 2012
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466810846
ISBN10: 146681084X
eBook Picture Book - Amazon32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99
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