Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights Leader
Carole Boston Weatherford & Rob Sanders co-author the book, A Song For The Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington. This title details Bayard's early life, including his family's Quaker influence, the difficulty in positioning him as a gay man within the Civil Rights Movement, and his credit as an instrumental player organizing the March on Washington & the 10 Demands.
Carole brilliantly incorporates freedom spirituals throughout the story. The brave storytelling is an affirming narrative in children's literature.
This is a picture book. I would suggest this for upper elementary through high school. With LGBTQ discrimination, one has to be prepared to teach intersectionality and the humanity of Bayard Rustin. This book will help in the discussion of honoring one's civil rights.
Beautiful illustrated by Byron McCray using acrylics, newspaper and sheet music.
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