#BookReview | Let The Children March by @MonicaClarkRob + More #BlackHistoryMonth Books Every Child Should Read #sponsored

Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review of Let the Children March.
Let the Children March is brand new picture book by Monica Clark-Robinson that gives readers an in-depth look at the Civils Rights Movement and the little freedom fighters who had a big impact on changing the world! This is the author’s debut of her first children’s book in which she collborated with Frank Morrison to illustrate and bring these historical moments to life!

This book gave incredible insight and accurate information about the Children’s March in 1963. I personally do not recall learning much about this in school, so it was with great pleasure to learn the story along with my 6 year old daughter. Her reactions to what the children did, how brave they were and the struggles faced at that time were indeed priceless.

The narrator of the book is a young girl so that immediately caught the attention of my daughter. Although the chatacter is fictional, the events are not. You can tell the author put a whole lot of research into this book to make it as real and accurate as possible. Not only was art done by illustrator Frank Morrison, but actual photographs from the events in Birmingham on 1963 were used.

I think everyone’s introduction to Black History in school is probably thru learning about Dr. Martin Luther King. So when my daughter saw that he was a part of this movement, her face lit up as she recognized someone she had been studying about at home and school!

His efforts and purpose of the movement was also shared in the book. His ideas to ‘fill the jails’ with people arrested for marching in order to disrupt government and make change happen had some obstacles when adults were too afraid to lose jobs. The introduction of children to the Civil Rights Movement, he later wrote, changed everything! Watch this video for a look inside this beautifully illustrated book and a read-a-long snippet from #outandaboutAvareads:

ūüĎŹūüĎŹ Bravo to the author and illustrator for finding a balance of giving enough details to tell this story of courage and hope without scaring young readers. My daughter understood that the bravery those children had then makes a difference in our lives now!

With just a week left of Black History Month (although these books can be read during any time of the year), I wanted to share some other books we have enjoyed as part of the #outandaboutAvareads series for families and teachers to know more about Black History. Check these out in addition to Let The Children March:

ūüďö Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens by @ninanolan111 ūüďöOur Legendary Ladies: Harriet Tubman by @ourlegendaryladies ūüďö Bedtime Inspirational Stories-50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World by @bedtimeinspirational

For more information about Let The Children March, follow
Website: https://monicaclark-robinson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monica.clarkrobinson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/monicaclarkrob
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monicaclarkrobinson/

..and hashtags #letthechildrenmarch #childrenscrusade #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth

Ever heard of the Children’s March in 1963? What moments in Black History have you shared with or read to your child? Comment below..and thanks!

A Spotlight On @AntjPhotog Latest #Photography Project~ Highlighting Our Community: South Florida Represents– Me, Leslie ! @IJust_LoveThis #SobeSavvy #BlackHistoryMonth

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During my Christmas Eve 2014 gathering at my home, my friend, Anthony Jordon Jr. , Freelance Photographer & Social Media Consultant, spoke of some new photographic challenges in 2015 and requested my help. Because of his passion for photography and my respect for his talent, I definitely wanted to be of assistance!

He explained how over the past year, he observed people (myself included) doing some absolutely amazing things and because of this, decided to feature me along with 27 other individuals, one per day, beginning February 1, 2015. Needless to say I was humbled, honored and willing to help!

This project, titled “Highlighting Our Community: South Florida Represents” ¬† is his personal project being featured on most of his social media platforms to include Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, ¬†WORDPRESS ¬†and Facebook.¬†

In time with Black History Month, his goal with this project is to show more positive highlights about the things people of color are doing in South Florida.¬† Why people of color? He stated, ¬†“My entire life goal has been to embrace the¬†diversity¬†that is around me daily. Through this project¬†I am aiming to make diversity more apparent and relevant to everyone I interact with on all of my social media platforms.¬† Through this project, I hope to expose more people to the many different people of color that live in our world, and especially those whom I feel are making a positive impact in society.”

The project encompassed a mini-photo shoot with him in Miami,FL (my location was Lincoln Road located on South Beach) as well as my very own 8″ x 10″ print to be delivered in March. I am excited to share my feature, as well as others, is posted on his photography website¬†http://antjphotog.500px.com and it shares some tidbits about me based on a few questions he provided.¬†

It was a wonderful experience working with¬†Anthony Jordon Jr.¬†Always professional, positive and purposeful with his photography!¬†Check out his other works here…

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..and feel free to reach out to him for your photography needs. Let him know SobeSavvy.com sent you! 

Here is his selected photograph, made with love, from the shoot! Thank you Anthony and Happy Valentine’s Day….
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Photo Credit Anthony Jordon