Fall 2020

Into the Streets

A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

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.

Format Your Price
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Diversity, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 168
Publication Date 2020-08-04
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN051270, YAN052040, YAN058000
Dewey 303.48/40973
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 1240
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Starred Reviews


School Library Journal

“[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

Kirkus Reviews

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

James Tracy

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

David Talbot

“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

Elaine Elinson

“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

Author: Marke Bieschke

Marke Bieschke has worked as an editor at Gay.com, PlanetOut.com, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.