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Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Bausum, Ann.

Summary: Bausum compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. The book shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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Weil, Ann.

Summary: A biography on Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist and martyr from Mississippi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EVE

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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DeRubertis, Barbara

Summary: Looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement in the United States and explains why the nation celebrates his birthday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Kane Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 DER

Lee, Sally

Summary: "Discusses the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble, a Capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 394.2 LEE

Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Mara, Wil.

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Summary: Introduces the children to Rosa Parks who is a true American hero.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 BRI

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRE

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Albee, Sarah

Summary: Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR Blue KIN

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Kanefield, Teri

Summary: Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB POWELL KAN

Summary: Presents the life of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus for a white man triggered the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PARKS KEL

Honey, Michael K

Summary: "Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. [This book] goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony, to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for 'nonviolent resistance' to all forms of oppression--including the economic injustice that 'takes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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Shange, Ntozake.

Summary: This extraordinary union of poetry and monumental artwork captures the movement for civil rights in the United States, and honors it most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB King Sha

Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights: one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 -- pt. 2. Entering troubled waters: sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 -- pt. 3. Movement leaning posts: the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 -- pt. 4. Standing tall: the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 -- pt. 5. Get on board: the Mississippi movement through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.43 HOL

Levinson, Cynthia.

Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 LEV

Kohl, Herbert R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, ROSA KOH