The American Indian Rights Movement

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Lerner Publications (Tm)
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7.1 X 9.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).


"Each of these timely volumes opens with an introduction outlining a well-known demonstration, from the 1969 Stonewall Inn marches to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in 2016, before turning to history. Sidebar features include profiles of folks like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gloria Steinem, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sacheen Littlefeather. The design in each title will appeal to younger readers; short pieces of text are often set against a color block. VERDICT While not trying to be comprehensive, each title sensitively and honestly lays out the history, background, and recent events in its respective movement. Recommended."--School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

-- (11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"Opening with the 2016 protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through sacred Standing Rock Sioux tribal grounds, this entry in the Movements That Matter series (4 titles) traces the history of the American Indian rights movement. Complemented by archival photographs, it continues with an overview of how the U.S. government stripped American Indians of their land, rights, and culture. Although American Indians resisted from the beginning, the text focuses on the movement in the 1960s and 70s, when activists began holding large public protests. As it discusses the movement's key concerns, including education and land issues, the book also introduces its leaders and historic protests, such as the occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. Other sections address sports mascots, the environment, and the future of American Indian rights."--Booklist

-- (9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM)