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A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington

This book is about Bayard Rustin
Dive into the pages of "A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington," and discover the extraordinary life of Bayard Rustin, a pivotal but often overlooked figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Published on November 8, 2022, and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, this illustrated picture book biography brings to light the story of a gay Black man who orchestrated one of the most significant events in American history—the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Authors Carole Boston Weatherford and Rob Sanders, alongside illustrator Byron McCray, capture the essence of Rustin's quiet strength and dedication to justice. Ideal for elementary-school readers, this narrative not only celebrates Rustin's contributions to racial and gender equality but also inspires a new generation to recognize and honor the unsung heroes among us. Rustin's life encourages us to reflect on how one person's courage can echo through generations, urging us to ask ourselves: How can we contribute to the fight for equality and justice today?
Published by Henry Holt and Co. on November 8, 2022
40 pages
ISBN: 9781250779502
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender Equality and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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