For Teens & Children
To share MARCH with younger readers in Bedford, we have partnered with the Youth Services librarians at the Bedford Free Public Library and with the Bedford Public Schools to develop programming and supplementary materials for students at all grade levels.
Click here for an annotated list of additional books about the Civil Rights Movement and Rep. John Lewis: MARCH Bibliography for Children and Teens
Note: The MARCH trilogy is appropriate for high school students, middle school students, and some upper elementary students. There are scenes of violence and injustice that may be difficult for some readers.
- Explore WE MARCH by Shane W. Evans, a picture book about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a historic speech, as seen through the eyes of a girl and boy who attend with their parents. Pages from the book will be posted around the Children’s Room, so visitors can follow the story with their eyes—and their feet!
TAG Workshop on Graphic Novels
October 18, 1:30–3:00pm, BFPL Teen Area
- Workshop on the graphic-novel form, led by artist Eli Portman, for teens in grades 6–12. We’ll be doing a comic-book-drawing crash course! Storytelling, paneling, word bubbles, dynamic drawing, and more! Part of BFPL’s regular Wednesday afternoon Teen Advisory Group program.
Kids’ Workshop on Graphic Novels: Comics Crash Course
October 18, 3:30–5:00pm, BFPL
- Workshop on the graphic-novel form, led by artist Eli Portman, for kids in grades 3–5. A similar program as the TAG workshop, for upper-elementary students. Online registration will open October 11.
- Discussion of MARCH: BOOK ONE for teens in grades 6–8, led by Teen Services Librarian Pamela Aghababian.