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One Million Men and Me

This is an excerpt from One Million Men and Me, a children’s book written by Kelly Starling Lyons and published in 2007. This book is set at the Million Man March, a 1995 demonstration in Washington, D.C. 
Author
Kelly Starling Lyons
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Source
From One Million Men and Me, written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Peter Ambush and published by Just Us Books, Inc. ©2007. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Text Dependent Questions
Question
According to the narrator, what was the purpose of the Million Man March?
Answer
The purpose was to “make changes ... make themselves and their communities better ... to pray and take responsibility.”
Question
The narrator describes the men as standing “tall and proud as mighty oaks.” Oak trees are a kind of tree. Why might the narrator have used this comparison?
Answer
The comparison helps to show how tall, proud and strong the men felt. They did not bend and hide. Instead, they stood tall like a strong tree.
Question
How does the narrator feel about being at the march with her dad? Use words and phrases from the story.
Answer
She feels happy and proud and a part of something big and important. She recounts “singing songs that made my heart dance.” She says, “I was their princess,” “I felt the magic” and “I held my head a little higher.”