A Threat to Black Lives
From the Series The Fight for Black Rights (Alternator Books ®)
Vigilantes are regular citizens who take justice into their own hands, outside of the law. When people take action in this way, the consequences can be devastating. Over the course of American history, vigilante behavior has led to the deaths of thousands of Black Americans, including Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and Ahmaud Arbery. Learn about the long history of racially-motivated vigilantism and how people are working to protect Black lives from this dangerous threat.
|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, Social Studies|
|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: Dr. Artika R. Tyner
Dr. Artika Tyner is a passionate educator, award-winning author, a civil rights attorney, a sought-after speaker, and an advocate for justice. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is the founder of the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute.