I Didn't Stand Up
First they went after Jalal.
But I'm not black -So I didn't stand up for him.
Then they went after Mariana.
I was born in this country -
So I didn't stand up for her.
A picture book inspired by the iconic poem First they came for Socialists written by Martin Niemoller in opposition to the oppressive Nazi regime, I Didn't Stand Up looks at common circumstances of oppression that children encounter through the eyes of the bystander - until he or she becomes the victim.
Includes a history of Niemoller's poem and associated backmatter.
by Lucy Falcone, illustrated by Jacqueline Hudon