If You’re Going to a March

Ages: 5 and upPublisher: Sterling Publishing Author: Martha FreemanIllustrator: Violet Kim


The book jacket reads: “People go to marches because they care about their country and want to make things better.” For parents who plan to exercise their right to protest or support a cause publicly in that way with their offspring in tow, prolific children’s author Martha Freeman offers upbeat advice to help make the day safe, comfortable, and meaningful for all. She touches on transportation, weather-appropriate clothing, how a protest event might be both serious and entertaining, physical comfort (bring snacks and water and be sure to double-knot your laces so you don’t trip). Illustrator Violet Kim’s bright colors, details and patterns, and diverse child and adult characters complement the book’s light, “how to” tone.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.

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