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Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Biography
Awards:

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and power
Author:
Nic Stone
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror, North Carolina. Her family is involved in NAACP voter registration, sit-ins, and picketing during the civil rights moevement.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Russel Freedman draws on the best of the personal stories and historical accounts of the leaders and ordinary heroes of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to provide a dramatic overview of the how the 381-day resistance to segregated buses spearheaded the civil rights movement.
Author:
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy f
Author:
Patricia McKissack
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A young girl learns to overcome adversity during the Civil Rights movement.
Author:
Tonya Bolden
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bolden brings readers close to the great leader, Martin Luther King, and to the civil rights movement through detailed historical analysis and extensive notes.
Author:
Doreen Rappaport
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

An illustrated biography and chronology of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement era.
Author:
Harvey Fireside
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at Plessy v. Ferguson, the legal proceedings that had a large impact on African Americans and preceded the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
David K. Fremon
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at racism between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
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