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Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hundred years later. They couldn't go to the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same bathrooms as white people. But by the 1950s, black people refused to remain second-class citizens and were willing to risk their lives to make a change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 323.1196 Smith 2020

Douglas, Deborah D.

Summary: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.5 DOU

Golkar, Golriz

Summary: "Describes the life and accomplishments of American civil rights champion, statesman, and politician John Lewis. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary, a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEW

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Santella, Andrew

Summary: Examines the life of the famous civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., from his early family life and experiences in education to his history-shaping speeches and the international responses to his assassination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

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

Kaiser, Lisbeth

Summary: "Designed specifically for preschool comprehension, a board book introduction to the influential civil rights activist and speaker chronicles his early years, religious leadership and history-shaping work to promote equality for all people"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rise 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD KAI

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 IMA

Blackmon, Douglas A.

Summary: A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 BLA

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

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

Summary: Graphic novel biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Graphic Bio 741.5 King 2008

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: "Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2020

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Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2012

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Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 323 AND

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: Presents an illustrated biography of the man who spent his life pursuing his dream of equality and peace and was at the forefront of the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books For Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Venable, Rose

Summary: The Civil Rights Movement was a time of drastic change in America. From the end of Reconstruction, when blacks were denied their rights in the South, through the Montgomery bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, to the election of the first black president of the United States, witness the events that forever changed the way we look at race.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Santella, Andrew

Summary: Offers a brief introduction to the history of the NAACP and its efforts to end discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1 SAN

Boyd, Herb

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 BOY

Summary: "A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works and photographs; excerpts from literary works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2011

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

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: Looks at the life and career of Ernie Barnes, a football star who became an influential painter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAR

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Kelley, Kitty

Summary: Recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, describing the hardships and triumphs King encountered along his journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous activists as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois helpedend legal segregation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 GOL

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