When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

By Robert H. Mayer

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Enslow Publishers 2008

This deliberate and detail-oriented book focuses on the tremendous efforts made by the civil rights workers to end segregation in Birmingham, AL, and the impact of their actions on American views of race relations.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.