Diversity and Entertainment
Black Lives in Media
From the Series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
Film and television are major sources of entertainment and help define culture. Blockbusters like Black Panther and TV shows like Black-ish place Black characters and their experiences front and center. But Black people and Black culture have not always been represented in positive or accurate ways on screen and in many cases were portrayed by white actors. Learn about the long history of Black representation in entertainment and how increased diversity continues to shape television and movies.
|Grade 3 - Grade 6
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Alternator Books ®
|Lerner Publications ™
|Number of Pages
|JNF053140, JNF069000, JNF060000
|7 x 9
|Guided Reading Level
|Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides
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.
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The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
Examine the struggle for justice for Black Americans, from voter suppression and the controversy over Confederate monuments to the protests against police brutality and racially motivated violence. Gain historical and current context to understand why the fight for Black rights continues View available downloads →
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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