Liberty boards a bus with her friend Abdullah, their families, and other community members for a trip of historic places where important events in the civil rights movement occurred. The book takes us on a trip, highlighting those events but lacking a more developed story line. The trip is merely a method to tell about these historic events, in a very simplified manner. The narration didn’t always flow well, though the events were still communicated. The illustrations added to the book, with their combination of soft and bright colors and style. I appreciated that the people on the bus had much needed representation and that the bus was told from the point of view of a predominantly Black community. Overall, this is book I would grab off the library shelves to read with my.
Available October 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Flyaway Books.