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.

EVENTS

Children’s Story Walk, WE MARCH by Shane W. Evans
October 14–November 9, BFPL Children’s Room

  • 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

 

Middle-School Book Club
October 30, 3:00pm, BFPL

  • Discussion of MARCH: BOOK ONE for teens in grades 6–8, led by Teen Services Librarian Pamela Aghababian.

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