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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
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United States v. Jackie Robinson, The

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and R. Gregory Christie
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, and P.J. Loughran
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom

by Richard Michelson and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary

by Elizabeth Partridge
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

by Walter Dean Myers and Bonnie Christensen
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Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-And-White Jazz Band in History

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama

by Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges and Margo Lundell
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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Girl from the Tar Paper School, The: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Teri Kanefield
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
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Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Russell Freedman
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Free at Last!: Stories and Songs of Emancipation

by Doreen Rappaport and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
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Rosa's Bus

by Jo S. Kittinger and Steven Walker
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Let's Talk about Race

by Julius Lester and Karen Barbour
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights & Civil Rights Set the Stage for MLK Jr.'s Final Hours

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

by Doreen Rappaport and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Beatitudes, The: From Slavery to Civil Rights

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Tim Ladwig
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
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Birmingham Sunday

by Larry Dane Brimner
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Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

by Russell Freedman
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I Am Rosa Parks

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

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Rosa Parks

by Eloise Greenfield and Gil Ashby
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1973
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Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey

by Suzanne Slade and Colin Bootman
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Freedom Summer Murders, The

by Don Mitchell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

by Chris Crowe
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
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Mississippi Challenge

by Mildred Pitts Walter
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1996
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Leon's Story

by Leon Walter Tillage and Susan L. Roth
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2019
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Flight of Red Bird, The: The Life of Zitkala-Sa

by Doreen Rappaport
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    1997
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School is Not White!, The: A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement

by Doreen Rappaport and Curtis James
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Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

by Ellen Levine
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Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

by Rick Bowers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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    Author Interviews (2)
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Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist

by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, and Michael G. Long
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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W Is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

by Brad Herzog
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality

by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
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Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision

by Joyce Carol Thomas and Curtis James
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Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

by Sharon Robinson
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Teammates

by Peter Golenbock and Paul Bacon
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Sweet Land of Liberty

by Deborah Hopkinson and Leonard Jenkins
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

by Philip Dray and Stephen Alcorn
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Rise of Jim Crow, The

by James Haskins and Kathleen Benson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

by Ruby Bridges
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Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

by Simeon Wright and Herb Boyd
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