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Civil Rights


Books on this list are recommended read-aloud picture books for beginning or continuing a discussion about civil rights,the power of protest, equality, and Martin Luther King Day.
Separate is never equal:Sylvia Mendez & her family's
fight for desegregation, by Duncan Tonatiuh 

Martin's dream day, by Kitty Kelley

As good as anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march towards freedom, by Richard Michelson

Child of the civil rights movement, by Paula Young Shelton

Finding Lincoln, by Ann Malaspina
Let the children march, by Monica Clark Robinson

Goin' someplace special, by Patricia McKissack 
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo 

Heroes for civil rights, by David Adler 
I've seen the promised land: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Walter Dean Myers

Through my eyes, by Ruby Bridges (Chapin)

Let's talk about race, by Julius Lester 

Martin's big words: the story of Martin Luther King Jr., by Doreen Rappaport
Sit-in: how four friends stood up by sitting down, by Andrea Davis Pinkey

My Uncle Martin's big heart, by Angela Farris Watkins 
The other side, by Jacqueline Woodson
Our children can soar: a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change, by Michelle Cook 

The story of Ruby Bridges, by Robert Coles 

Ron's big mission, by Rose Blue
Rosa, by Nikki Giovanni 
Ruth and the green book, by Calvin A. Ramsey

The school is not white: a true story of the Civil Right's Movement, by Doreen Rappaport