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Civil Rights

Photo of woman and child sitting in front of the Supreme Court holding newspaper after Brown v. Board of Education ruling

Brown V. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice

Susan Goldman Rubin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2016
Young Civil Rights marchers carrying American flag

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Bruce Watson, Rebecca Stefoff
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2020
Two young girls holding hands

The Lions of Little Rock

Kristin Levine
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Fannie Lou Hamer sings in front of others

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2015
Black and white photo of Vincent Chin
Poster of LBJ on backdrop of March on Washington

Larger Than Life: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Right to Vote

Anne Quirk
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
Bridge over river with reflection of jail cell

March: Trilogy Set

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2016
Group of Civil Rights marchers carrying American flag

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2016