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Frankie & Friends

Frankie & Friends

The Big Protest

Christine Platt
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Young reporter Frankie and her news crew of beloved toys learn why and how people protest as this engaging series continues.

There's breaking news on TV at Frankie's house--a protest to demand justice! Frankie's mama, a journalist, gets a call to cover the story, and Frankie wants to do her own reporting, too. But what is a protest, exactly, and why do people do it? Along with her news crew, including Farrah the doll, Dan the teddy bear, and Nina the cat, Frankie prepares a feature story by doing research and conducting interviews with Papa and big sister Raven.

And when the toys decide to have their own protest in support of the local movement, Frankie is on the scene to help make signs, march, and, of course, get the scoop! In this latest installment of the winning series, Frankie explores big ideas like racial injustice and activism with her supportive family and learns more about journalism in the process.

Young newshounds will learn along with Frankie through all-caps vocabulary terms and a glossary at the back.


Christine Platt is an author and advocate who believes storytelling is a tool for social change. She holds a BA in Africana studies, an MA in African American studies, and a JD in general law. Currently serving as communications director for the award-winning Clara Lionel Foundation, founded in 2012 by Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty, Christine Platt is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Women's Council on Energy & the Environment, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She also serves as an ambassador for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Although her only daughter is now in college, Christine Platt continues to draw on their adventures together as an inspiration for her stories. She has written more than thirty books for young readers and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Alea Marley is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea! by Linda Ashman. She loves creating whimsical scenes that are filled with patterns, texture, and bursts of color. Alea Marley lives in northern England.


  • Publisher: Walker Books Us
  • Publish Date: May 07, 2024
  • Pages: 80
  • Dimensions: 0.85 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9781536222104
  • BISAC Categories: Business, Careers, Occupations, Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes), Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism, People & Places - United States - African-American, Social Themes - General (see also headings under Family)
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