Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States

Marke Bieschke. Zest, $19.99 paper (168p) ISBN 978-1-5415-7904-0
Bieschke (Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens) spans more than five centuries in this expansive and inclusive work that records the rich history of protest U.S. After a brief introduction defining protest and its myriad forms, chapters chronologically feature demonstrations both storied and lesser-known, violent and peaceful, between 1492 and 2018. Nearly three-quarters of the book focuses on progressive protests (the Stonewall riots, the Ferguson uprising), while the remainder center on political or environmental movements. Straightforward storytelling highlights key people, slogans, strategies, and reasons for these movements, often emphasizing the role played by teens, such as that of climate activist Greta Thunberg. Spray-painted neon borders and numerous archival photographs grab the eye, and asides insert additional details: the origin of the peace symbol, for example. This roundup of rallies, parades, sit-ins, walkouts, boycotts, and more shows there are as many protest methods as there are reasons to protest. A concluding spread offers a 10-point blueprint for readers starting their own protest. Source notes, further reading, and an extensive index are included in this engaging compilation. Ages 13–up. (July)
Reviewed on : 05/07/2020
Release date: 07/07/2020
Genre: Children's
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