Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America

Jeffrey Kluger. Philomel, $19.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-525-51830-3
In his latest work, Kluger (Disaster Strikes!) showcases 12 renowned U.S. protests, from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the Women’s March of 2017 (the largest demonstration in U.S. history) and the Dakota Access Uprising, 2016–17. Each chapter explains in clear, often stirring language the social and political circumstances of each protest and the triumphs and setbacks involved, presenting the facts in an unbiased, forthright style. Rosa Parks, who inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott; Larry Kramer of ACT UP; and Gaylord Nelson, who founded Earth Day, are among the featured leaders who, after experiencing injustice, oppression, or life-threatening circumstances, decided “they’d well and truly had enough.” Descriptions of how early protests succeeded without the aid of the internet—and sometimes, as in the case of the Stonewall Uprising, without organization at all—show how one person can inspire many to exercise constitutional rights to “peaceably... assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Together with an informative introduction, a helpful note on sources makes this a strong resource for students. Final photographs not seen by PW. Age 10–up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 12/19/2019
Release date: 03/10/2020
Genre: Children's
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