Spring 2021

Diversity and Entertainment

Black Lives in Media

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

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

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2959-5
Temporarily out of stock
$21.99
978-1-7284-3027-0
$9.99
978-1-7284-2961-8
$32.99
978-1-7284-4063-7
$39.99
978-1-7284-4061-3
$19.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category 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, Social Studies
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 JNF060000, JNF053140, JNF069000
Dewey 302.23089/96073
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level X
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

Booklist

“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

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.