This feel-good tale can serve as an accessible starting place or to augment such books as Shane Evans’ We March (2012) and other stories that delve deeper into the reasons why people march and protest…note from and photograph of the real Mari at book’s end charmingly grounds it. Lots of heart.
It’s time to unpack activism for the picture book crowd, and this story conveys both the optimistic energy of peaceful mass protests and the exhilaration of what it’s like to demonstrate with large crowds.
—School Library Journal Online
Inspired by a young friend of the author’s who participated in the January 2017 New York City Women’s March, Brewer presents an endearing portrait of a Black mother and daughter who take part in a citywide protest…this personal tale conveys the importance of showing up and the power of collaborative action. A note from the real-life Mari brings the book to a sincere conclusion.