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Jackie Robinson Strong Inside And Out by Denise Lewis Patrick
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This is a biography of the first African American professional baseball player Jackie Robinson. Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and like the United States, the sports world was also segregated. As the book explains, black baseball players h ...more
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Freedom on the Menu by Carole Boston Weatherford
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In this book, an African American girl describes the segregated lifestyle of Greensboro, North Carolina at the start of the Civil Rights Movement. She and her brothers join the NAACP after Martin Luther King, Jr. makes a speech there, and she helps t ...more
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Heroes for Civil Rights by David A. Adler
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Each page of this book gives a short background on 13 different civil rights heroes/groups who were extremely influential during the Civil Rights Movement. Some of these heroes include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall, but t ...more
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March On! by Christine King Farris
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From the perspective of Dr. King’s sister, this book describes the day leading up to his “I have a dream” speech in Washington D.C. She tells how he was always a humble child, but as he grew up he was very opinionated. He worked all night on his famo ...more
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Rosa's Bus by Jo S. Kittinger
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This book describes the bus #2857, the bus that Rosa Parks refused to move in her seat in, in great detail –inside and out. It mentions that the Supreme Court has just desegregated schools and that the Civil Rights Movement was rolling. But, still, t ...more
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The Bus Ride that Changed History by Pamela Duncan Edwards
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The book starts with a historical introduction of the civil rights events surrounding the bus incident in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. Four narrators, two African American boys and two girls, provide additional input to the main story abo ...more
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Climbing Lincoln's Steps by Suzanne Slade
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A history of Abraham Lincoln’s efforts through the Civil War and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation introduces readers to the Lincoln Memorial and the inspiration he ignited in American history. This book sets the stage in Washington D.C. w ...more
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Let's Talk about Race by Julius Lester
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This book begins by asking the reader what their story is, what they like or don’t like, and about their family – things that anyone has an answer to. It continues by going into the story about race – that some people believe that one race is better ...more
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The Civil Rights Movement in America by Elaine Landau
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This book gives a historical look behind slaves’ ancestry coming into America, the beginning stages of reconstruction in the South, and then dives into the NAACP foundation in 1909. It includes descriptions of Supreme Court cases like Brown v. Board ...more
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Slavery in America by Jean F. Blashfield
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This Scholastic chapter book begins by discussing slavery in the colonies and the slave trade between Africa, England, and the Portuguese colonies. The book explains the Middle Passage in the slaves’ journey to America. After arriving in America, mor ...more
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