Category Archives: Civil Rights

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd,  illustrated by Christian Robinson

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd,  illustrated by Christian Robinson. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021. 9781524737283 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography What did you like … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome by Bryan Collier

We Shall Overcome by Bryan Collier. Orchard Books, 2021. 9781338540376 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Format: Uncorrected proof What did you like about the book? The lyrics of “We Shall Overcome,” the gospel hymn … Continue reading

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What is the Civil Rights Movement?  – Sherri L. Smith, illustrated by Tim Foley

 What is the Civil Rights Movement?  – Sherri L. Smith, illustrated by Tim Foley. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9781524792305 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3  Genre: narrative history  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Kids on the March: 15 Stories of SPEAKING OUT, PROTESTING, and FIGHTING for JUSTICE – Michael G. Long

    Kids on the March: 15 Stories of  SPEAKING OUT, PROTESTING, and FIGHTING for JUSTICE – Michael G. Long, Algonquin Young Readers, 9781643751009, 2021 Format: Softcover  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5  What did you … Continue reading

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Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone

   Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone, Scholastic Focus, 9781338592832, 2021 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book? Lawrence … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard

    Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights (Trailblazers)  – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard. Random House, 2020. 9780593124550 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5  Genre: biography  What did … Continue reading

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Finding A Way Home: Mildred And Richard Loving And the Fight for Marriage Equality – Larry Dane Brimner

 Finding A Way Home: Mildred And Richard Loving And the Fight for Marriage Equality – Larry Dane Brimner, Barbara Grzeslo (jacket illustrations), Calkins Creek  Books, 9781629797519, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 … Continue reading

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Lift As You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

      Lift As You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, Margaret K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), 9781534406230, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a … Continue reading

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Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? – Lisbeth Kaiser, art by Stanley Chow

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? (A Who Was? Board Book) – Lisbeth Kaiser, art by Stanley Chow, Rise x Penguin Workshop, 9780593222737, 2020 Format: Hardcover Board Book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5   Genre: … Continue reading

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham – Christopher Paul Curtis

  The Watsons Go to Birmingham – Christopher Paul Curtis, Penguin Random House LLC, 9780593306499, c1995, 2020 Format: Soft-cover  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3  Genre: Historical fiction  What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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