The American Indian Rights Movement by Eric Braun, 32 pages. NONFICTION. Lerner Publishing Group, 2019. $28. 9781541523333
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
nonfiction book gives an overview history of the fight for Civil Rights
by American Indians throughout US history. There is some discussion of
how the US government made treaties and then broke those, and the
various aspects of equality American Indians have protested and fought
for even until the present day.
I think this is an
important book to have in libraries. When we discuss civil rights we so
often focus solely on the 1960's movements with Martin Luther King, Jr.
and that is ignoring large swaths of America's people. I liked the
simple way this story was written--clearly an elementary or low middle
level--and the number of pictures included. There are also individual
activists highlighted throughout. This is a short read but valuable to
introducing young readers to the American Indian Rights movement.