Civil Rights Movement

Reading List

Partial reading list to supplement recommending readings in The Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer Storypath.

Picture Books for Older Readers

Granddaddy's Gift by Margaree King Mitchell

If a Bus Could Talk by Faith Ringgold

My Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Faith Ringgold

National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People by Alice Faye Dunkin

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Teammates by Peter Golenbock

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges

White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman

Chapter Books

Mississippi Bridge by Mildred Taylor

The Gold Cadillac by Mildred Taylor

Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins

The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot by Jim Haskins

Freedom's Children by Ellen Levine

Freedom Riders by James Haskins

I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson

Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis

Listening for Leroy by Betsy Hearne

The March on Washington by Jim Haskins

Marching to Freedom by Joyce Milton

The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Witnesses to Freedom by Belinda Rochelle

Young Adult

Kinship by Trudy Krisher

Leon's Story by Leon Tillage

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers

Spite Fences by Trudy Krisher

White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer

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