The Fight over Statues and Symbols
From the Series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
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.
|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|
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.