Black Lives Matter
From Hashtag to the Streets
From the Series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
What is the Black Lives Matter movement? How have people been protesting the ongoing violence against the Black community? From its inception as a social media hashtag in 2013 to a movement with supporters around the world, Black Lives Matter has become much more than a slogan. It has changed the way people protest using social media as well as the public discourse around police brutality. Learn about how Black Lives Matter has roots in America’s long struggle for racial justice and how the movement will change the future.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF053140, JNF071000, JNF053210|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Dr. Artika R. Tyner
Dr. Artika Tyner is a passionate educator, award-winning author, civil rights attorney, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is the founder of the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute.
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The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
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“[E]asy to read and a plethora of colorful photos help readers connect with the text. A well-written and beautiful series that brings life to the fight for Black rights.”—School Library Journal
“Discussing issues of great importance, the Fight for Black Rights series traces Black Americans’ past and ongoing struggles for civil rights and equality . . . A well-organized and timely series.”—Booklist