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 How we can live : principles of Black Lives Matter
 Author: Garcia, Lalena

 Publisher:  Lee & Low (2022)

 Dewey: 323.1196
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [38] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 366319 ISBN: 9781643794969
 Ages: 7-9 Grades: 2-4

 Black lives matter movement
 African American political activists
 Social action
 Race relations
 Black lives matter movement -- Philosophy
 Conduct of life

Price: $24.66

A nonfiction introduction to thirteen principles underlying the Black Lives Matter movement and organization, written in a style that children can understand and illustrated with portraits of icons, activists, and regular people.

 Illustrator: Davidson, Caryn

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/22)
   School Library Journal (+) (09/30/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/30/2022 Gr 1–5—This picture book was created by the three founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Ayo, who developed a set of guiding principles that honor the value of Black women, families, and LGBTQIA persons. Since its inception in 2013, the Black Lives Matter Movement has been instrumental in highlighting racism, discrimination, and racial inequality towards Black people. This book reaffirms those principles into language that children can connect with. For example, the BLM Principle of Diversity advocates, "We are committed to acknowledging, respecting and celebrating difference(s) and commonalities." Here, it is written for children as, "When we get to hear ideas from lots of people, we get smarter, when we work together, our communities get stronger." Each BLM guiding principle is reworked to stay true to the source but accessible to children, with thoughtful guiding questions for further reflection and discussion. In addition, each principle includes brightly colored illustrations of modern or historical Black activists, artists, or everyday community members. An introduction explains the origins of the BLM movement and an afterword for adults includes advice for how to deal with questions young people might have about racial inequality or injustice. Exceptionally well-written, it offers many opportunities to further the discussion of BLM without focusing on violence but instead instilling hope. VERDICT An important message for all young people, this is approachable but profound in its message, and a welcome addition to any elementary library.—Carol Connor - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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