Materials for Young People on Civil Rights

Bolden, Tonya. M.L.K.: journey of a King. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Brimner, Larry Dane. Birmingham Sunday. Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, 2010. 

Duncan, Alice Faye. The National Civil Rights Museum celebrates everyday people. Mahwah, N.J.: BridgeWater Books, 1995

Dunn, John M. The civil rights movement. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan. The bus ride that changed history: the story of Rosa Parks. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Farris, Christine King. March on!: the day my brother Martin changed the world. New York: Scholastic Press, 2008.

Finlayson, Reggie. We shall overcome: the history of the American civil rights movement. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2003.

Freedman, Russell. Freedom walkers: the story of the Montgomery bus boycott. New York: Holiday House, 2006.

Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. Also available as a dvd, produced and directed by Melissa Reilly, Paul R. Gagne, Weston Woods, 2007.

Hoose, Phillip M. Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice. New York: Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009.

King, Casey. Oh, freedom!: kids talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the people who made it happen. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997.

McKissack, Pat. The Civil Rights Movement in America: from 1865 to the present. Childrens Press, 1991.

McWhorter, Diane. A dream of freedom: the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968. New York: Scholastic, 2004.

Meltzer, Milton. There comes a time: the struggle for Civil Rights. New York: Random House, 2001.

Michelson, Richard. As good as anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march towards freedom. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2008.

Myers, Walter Dean. I've seen the promised land: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2004.

Partridge, Elizabeth. Marching for freedom: walk together, children, and don't you grow weary. New York: Viking, 2009.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down. New York: Little, Brown, 2010.

Rappaport, Doreen. Martin's big words: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2001. Available as a dvd format, directed by Melissa Reilly; produced by Melissa Reilly, Paul R. Gagne ; Scholastic; a Weston Woods release, 2002.

Rappaport, Doreen. Nobody gonna turn me 'round: stories and songs of the civil rights movement. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2006.

Shange, Ntozake. Coretta Scott. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2009.

Turck, Mary. Civil rights movement for kids: a history with 21 activities. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2000.
Turck, Mary. Freedom song: young voices and the struggle for civil rights. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2009.

Weisbrot, Robert. Marching toward freedom, 1957-1965: from the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to the assassination of Malcom X. New York: Chelsa House, 1994.