"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."-- Provided by publisher.