Explore the Historic Protests that Paved the Way for Protestors Today in New Young Adult Book Into the Streets

Coming this summer from Zest Books™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States by Marke Bieschke takes readers on a visual voyage of resistance through American history. Originally slated for publication in August, Into the Streets will now be available on July 7, 2020, in response to the protests against the murder of George Floyd. Into the Streets will help young people not only process current events, but enable them to start conversations about what is happening in our society.

From the time of our nation’s foundation, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prompted people to make their objections and outrage known. Some protests involve large groups of people, marching or holding signs with powerful slogans. Others start with quotes or hashtags on social media that go viral and spur changes in behavior. Into the Streets introduces the protests that helped to shape the United States from all sides of the political spectrum including women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, occupations by Native American nations, LGBTQ demands for equality, Tea Party protests, Black Lives Matter protests, and more. Engaging text and striking photographs highlight the leadership, artwork, music, fashion, and creativity of the activists.

Perfect for young adult audiences, Into the Streets highlights how teens are frequently the ones protesting and creating the art of the resistance. By examining the revolutions of the past, this book inspires young voices to rise up and demand changes for the future.

Advance Praise for Into the Streets:
“[T]he text never loses sight of the fact that the right to assemble and protest is a basic American right…Highly recommended for middle grade through high school collections in both school and public libraries.”—starred, School Library Journal

“[A]n engaging overview to inspire socially minded readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[E]xpansive and inclusive…This roundup of rallies, parades, sit-ins, walkouts, boycotts, and more shows there are as many protest methods as there are reasons to protest.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Look inside and read a free sample chapter at Lernerbooks.com.

About the Publisher
Zest Books™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, is a leader in young adult nonfiction, publishing books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and life advice.

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