American Civil Rights Movement

Though the slaves were freed during the American Civil War, African Americans still did not have the same rights that white American citizens had. In the 1950's, African Americans began the battle to secure equal rights for their people. It was a hard time for America, but thanks to the labors of people like Martin Luther King Jr., African Americans finally got the ability to vote, desegragation, and the other rights that all American citizens hold dear.
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrator:   Brian Pinkney 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Little Brown, 2013   ISBN: 978-0316070133
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What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?: And Other Questions About... Martin Luther King

What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?: And Other Questions About... Martin Luther King

Mary Kay Carson
Illustrator:  Jim Madsen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Sterling Children's Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1402790454
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We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Cynthia Levinson
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Peachtree Publishers, 2012   ISBN: 978-1561456277
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Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Stephen Alcorn, Samantha Thornhill
Illustrator:  Stephen Alcorn 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Scholastic Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-0439928182
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Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors)

Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors)

Becky Birtha
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Albert Whitman & Company, 2005   ISBN: 978-0807530283
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Let them Play

Let them Play

Margot Theis Raven
Illustrator:  Chris Ellison 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Sleeping Bear Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1585362608
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Riding to Washington

Riding to Washington

Gwenyth Swain
Illustrator:  David Geister 
Historical Fiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1585363247
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A Sweet Smell of Roses

A Sweet Smell of Roses

Angela Johnson
Illustrator:  Eric Velasquez 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-1416953616
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Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty

Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator:  Leonard Jenkins 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2007   ISBN: 978-1561453955
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Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice

Brenda Haugen
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0756518776
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Speaking out: The Civil Rights Movement 1950-1964

Speaking out: The Civil Rights Movement 1950-1964

Kevin Supples
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792282792
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Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Jim Haskins
Illustrator:  Benny Andrews 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Candlewick, 2005   ISBN: 978-0763625924
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The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal R

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal R

Russell Freedman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Clarion Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618159765
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Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights

Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights

Ann Bausum
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792241744
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