Into the Streets
A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States
This lively book guides readers through the art and history of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history. Photos, artwork, signs, and other visual elements highlight the history of social action, from American Indian resistance to colonists through Black Lives Matter and Women’s Marches.
Into the Streets introduces the personalities and issues that drove these protests, as well as their varied aims and accomplishments, from spontaneous hashtag uprisings to highly planned strategies of civil disobedience. Perfect for young adult audiences, this book highlights how teens are frequently the ones protesting and creating the art of the resistance.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Subject||Diversity, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Zest Books ™|
|Number of Pages||168|
“Into the Streets connects young social justice activists to the long history of dissent.”—James Tracy, author of Dispatches Against Displacement and co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power
“An eye-opening, time-machine trip through the epic drama of American direct democracy.”—David Talbot, New York Times-bestselling author of The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government and Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
“Sure to inspire the next generation of activists.”—Elaine Elinson is the author of the award-winning Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California