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SPECIAL TOPICS: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil Rights


SPECIAL TOPICS: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil Rights

For more booklists celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, see our Special Topics Booklist page.

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Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours Juvenile Book Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

Bausum, Ann.
J 323.092 BAUSUM

The connection between the Memphis sanitation strike and King's death has not received the emphasis it deserves, especially for younger readers. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death.




Miles to go for freedom : segregation & civil rights in the Jim Crow years Juvenile Book Miles to go for freedom : segregation & civil rights in the Jim Crow years

Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-
J 305.896 OSBORNE




One crazy summer Juvenile Book One crazy summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
J WILLIAM

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.




Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change book Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change

Cook, Michelle.
E 920.0092 COOK

Part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational, this unique picture book takes the reader through the cumulative story of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.




Remember Little Rock : the time, the people, the stories Juvenile Book Remember Little Rock : the time, the people, the stories

Walker, Paul Robert.
J 379.263 WALKER

Just over 50 years ago, in Little Rock, Arkansas, nine brave black students stood up for their rights and made history. The integration of Central High School in Little Rock changed the course of education in America forever, and became one of the pivotal points in the Civil Rights Movement.




Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down Juvenile Book Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
J 323.1196 PINKNEY

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in.




Students on strike : Jim Crow, civil rights, Brown, and me : a memoir Juvenile Book Students on strike : Jim Crow, civil rights, Brown, and me : a memoir

Stokes, John A., 1931-
J 371.8299 STOKES

Eyewitness tells account of a strike to end segregation in schools.




The Beatitudes : from slavery to civil rights Juvenile Book The Beatitudes : from slavery to civil rights

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
J 323.0973 WEATHER

The Beatitudes form the backdrop for Weatherford's free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.




The civil rights movement Juvenile Book The civil rights movement

Hynson, Colin.
J 323.1196 HYNSON

Discusses significant events that shaped the American civil rights movement, from the Civil War to the presidential election of Barack Obama.




The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel Juvenile Book The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.




These hands book These hands

Mason, Margaret H., 1954-
E MASON

An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory.




We troubled the waters : poems Juvenile Book We troubled the waters : poems

Shange, Ntozake.
J 811.54 SHANGE

Poetry and paintings in tribute to the many individuals who acted with courage for justice and change during the civil rights movement.




Yankee girl Juvenile Book Yankee girl

Rodman, Mary Ann.
J RODMAN

When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school.




Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells : the daring life of a crusading journalist Juvenile Book Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells : the daring life of a crusading journalist

Dray, Philip.
J BIO WELLS B DRAY

Biography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a journalist and teacher who wrote about and spoke against the injustices suffered by African-Americans.




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