The Youngest Marcher: Video Released

Curious City is proud to release a video in support of the picture book, The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Our script intentionally asked young readers to place themselves in Audrey Faye Hendricks shoes:

Imagine having Martin Luther King Jr. himself sit down at your dinner table.
Imagine Dr. King asking you to stand up for your community, for your nation.

 

While no child can now go to jail for protesting, we hope the book helps children explore how to express their views on injustice.

It was a joy to work with narrator Robin Miles who not only voiced our script but lent her strong voice to the traditional song, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round.

For the forth time, award-winning illustrator Evan Turk, also a marvel at animation, staged the storyboard Curious City choreographed.  Look how he brings Vanessa Brantley Newton‘s lovely work to life…