Controversial Monuments

The Fight over Statues and Symbols

From the Series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Civil War monuments that pay tribute to Confederate soldiers and political leaders are located in many major cities across the United States. While some see these statues and symbols as part of the nation’s history that should be preserved, others see them as icons of white supremacy that should be removed from public spaces. In some cases, communities are forcibly removing them in protest. Discover the history of these controversial monuments from their creation to removal and learn about the ongoing debate regarding their place in modern society.

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978-1-7284-2960-1
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies
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
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053140, JNF025260, JNF025270
Dewey 303.3/80973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[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

Author: Amanda Jackson Green

Amanda Jackson Green is a storyteller, editor, and communications professional. Her lifelong love of writing began in third grade, when she wrote her first book about celebrating the differences in her mixed-race family. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two sweet pups.