Civil Rights Movement

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

By Phillip Hoose

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Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.

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As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March toward Freedom

By Richard Michelson

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The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

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Free at Last!

By Angela Bull

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A biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences. A level 4 beginning reader.

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Living Through the Civil Rights Movement

By Charles George, book editor

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Responding to the school integration crisis in Little Rock / Dwight D. Eisenhower -- The nation faces a moral crisis in regard to race / John F. Kennedy -- The Civil Rights Movement threatens individual and states rights / George C. Wallace -- Blacks must have the right to vote / Lyndon B. Johnson -- "I have a dream" / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr -- Blacks must do whatever is necessary to secure their rights / Malcolm X -- Blacks must develop their own community / Stokely Carmichael -- Confronting racism at Little Rock's Central High School / Daisy Bates -- Black students take a stand : sit-ins and freedom rides / Diane Nash -- Attempting to vote in Mississippi / Fannie Lou Hamer -- Marching in Birmingham's Children's Crusade / Audrey Faye Hendricks, Judy Tarver, Bernita Roberson, and Larry Russell -- Bloody Sunday : the protest march that shocked the nation / John Lewis.

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African-American Religious Leaders

By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson

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The 25 leaders are arranged in chronological sections from the revolutionary era to the present.

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Great Lives Series: Norman Rockwell

Twentieth-century illustrator Norman Rockwell reflected in his work much of what was good in America. He is known for his sweet depictions of small-town life—soda fountains, family scenes, Boy Scouts, town meetings, doctors’ offices, and boys with dogs—but one of his most touching images was a painful one from the Civil Rights Era: “The Problem We All Live With.”

A Wreath for Emmett Till

By Marilyn Nelson (author) and Philippe Lardy (illustrator)

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A beautiful elegy of fifteen poems and illustrations, honoring Emmett Till, an African American teen from Chicago who was lynched in 1995 while visiting relatives in Mississippi.
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Birmingham, 1963

By Carole Boston Weatherford

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Describes the feelings of a fictional character who witnessed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

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