Category Archives: Civil Rights

Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer

Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781684379798 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 3 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson

The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536222555  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Historic Fiction What did you like about the book? It is hard to concentrate when … Continue reading

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The Faith of Elijah Cummings by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Laura Freeman

The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Laura Freeman. Random House Studio, 2021. 978059330650 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: … Continue reading

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Sweet Justice : Georgia Gillmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Sweet Justice : Georgia Gillmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Random House Studio, 2022. 9781524720643 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format : Hardcover picture book … Continue reading

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You Should Meet John Lewis by Denise Lewis Patrick, illustrated by Steffi Walthall

You Should Meet John Lewis by Denise Lewis Patrick, illustrated by Steffi Walthall. Simon Spotlight, 2021. ISBN 9781665907880 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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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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