We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders

48p. Chronicle. May 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781452170398.
Gr 5 Up—Featuring quotes from civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and Dolores Huerta, this collaborative and informational picture book is accompanied by artwork from 16 different artists. Full spreads of quotes accompany illustrations, as well as notes from the illustrator about the speaker. The illustrators have all done a beautiful job incorporating the text into their artwork, and the different styles make for a colorful and varied experience. Each quote and accompanying illustrator's note is short yet powerful. An index with recommended further reading would have been helpful for readers searching for more than just a simple introduction, but the book functions without it.
VERDICT As a snapshot of inspiration for social change, this book is recommended for all library nonfiction collections.

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