Editorial Review

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Cover: Focus on the Great Migration

“Dig deeper to understand more about The Great Migration (1916-1970) when approximately six million African Americans left the South for the North, Midwest, and West regions of the United States. The first chapter starts with a background on slavery in American. Then, Tyner writes about racism, segregation, and struggles that arose after the Emancipation Proclamation. Readers will learn how and why African Americans migrated and consider different perspectives. Photographs with captions are located throughout the book, as are some thought-provoking questions that can be good springboards for discussion. Sidebars include additional information about topics such as Juneteenth, Freedman’s Savings Bank, and more. At the back of the book are some suggested activities, a timeline, a glossary, a list of resources, and an index. The executive editor’s letter at the front of the book explains the mission of this book and others in the “History in Pictures: Read Woke Books” series. Content consultants are acknowledged. Teachers will find the book and series to be an excellent supplement to United States history units on African American history, Great Migration, racism, and segregation. With this book, students will have opportunities to think more critically and analyze history. Reviewer Rating: 5"—Children’s Literature

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