Let's Celebrate Black History Month with Scholastic Storybook Treasures MARCH ON!


Commemorate Black History Month and learn about African American traditions with STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FEATURING MARCH ON!, a specially-packaged 3-disc set from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™.  Featuring thirteen award-winning animated adaptations across three hours from some of the most talented authors and illustrators working today, this is a set that will be treasured by families year round.

In MARCH ON: THE DAY MY BROTHER MARTIN CHANGED THE WORLD, written by Dr. Christine King Farris, illustrated by London Ladd and narrated by Lynn Whitfield, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister travels back to 1963 to present a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day when Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech”.  Powerful, entertaining and unforgettable, additional stories – narrated by celebrities such as Michael Clarke Duncan, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Samuel L. Jackson – include: “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears”, “Duke Ellington”, “Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of Vocal Virtuosa”, “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” and “Martin’s Big Words”.

As with all Scholastic Storybook Treasures releases, the stories include a Read-Along function which highlights the words as they are spoken, allowing young viewers to follow along with the narrators.  The set also features bonus programming including interviews with authors and narrators including Christine King Farris and Ellen Levine (“Henry’s Freedom Box”). 
Format: DVD/3 Discs
Run time: 180 mins. + extras
Price: $24.95srp
Street Date: January 15

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Recently, I received MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World ... and more stories about African American History from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. As posted above from Scholastic Storybook Treasures you will get 4 wonderful stories: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, Martin's Big Words, Rosa and Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. These stories are narrated by Lynn Whitefield, Michael Clarke Duncan and others. I like that each DVD is presented with a read-along option. The illustrations are awesome as well. As an added bonus, there are two great interviews with Christine King Farris and Ellen Levine. I am excited to add this DVD to our homeschool library. I hope you will consider purchasing a copy for your family.

Teachers or homeschool parents can check out the Media Center  to download video clips and study guides(PDF) for MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World from Stories of People Who Changed America.

Janet Carter
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of March On!... from Beth Blenz-Clucas of  Foundry Communications and Scholastic (www.newkideo.com) for this review. The previously posted information was provided by Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications. Thank you.

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