More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Aug. 2023. 272p. Tr $21.99. ISBN 9780374391744.
Gr 5 Up–A detailed account of the 1963 March on Washington, one of America’s most iconic civil rights events. The book begins with the initial inspiration and planning, then continues to Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech of the day and the closing remarks. With a remarkable blend of primary resources, firsthand accounts, and thought-provoking questions, readers will learn about the many important people of the Civil Rights Movement and the intricacies of executing such an event. Black-and-white photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, advertisements, and quotes from everyday people bring the story to life and provide a vivid glimpse into history. A table of contents, extra steps, things to consider, acknowledgments, notes, image credits, and an index are all included.
VERDICT A highly recommended addition to civil rights collections that are looking for a well-written and deeply informative title.

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