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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

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 Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

Summary: "When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOU

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: Reverend F. D. Reese's favorite subject to teach his students was freedom. But in Selma, Alabama, unfair tests and police officers' swinging billy clubs kept African Americans from voting. Reverend Reese knew something had to change, so he asked his fellow teachers to do something dangerous, something that might lead to beatings and prison time. He asked them to march.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.1196 WAL

Eubanks, W. Ralph

Summary: Relates the story of the author's grandparents, an interracial couple in early twentieth-century Alabama who were able to build a strong family and establish a unique cultural and racial identity in spite of Jim Crow laws.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.846 EUB

Raines, Ben

Summary: "The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day-by the journalist who discovered the ship's remains"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "This picture book biography in verse tells the story of Mary Hamilton, an African American woman and Civil Rights activist, who was found to be in contempt of court when she would not respond to questions from an Alabama judge who used only her first name, while calling white people "Mr.," "Mrs.," or "Miss." The NAACP took her case, which appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court, which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jones, Doug (G. Douglas)

Summary: "The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Senator Doug Jones' prosecution of the last living bombers. On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The blast killed four young girls and injured twenty-two others. The FBI suspected four particularly radical Ku Klux Klan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HENDRICKS LEV

Mara, Wil.

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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Agee, James

Summary: Provides an unsparing record of three families surviving under the harsh conditions of Depression-era poverty in 1936 rural Alabama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.1062 AGE

Contents: Disc 1. Good evening everybody (I've been to the river and I've been baptized) -- Let me in -- How well do I remember -- He's all -- This world is a mean world -- Good news, the chariot is a-coming -- Here am I (send me) -- Good Lord, I have done -- You needn't mind me dying -- I wonder what's the matter with Zion -- Amazing Grace (somewhere to lay my head) -- There is sunshine in shadow --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tinwood Media 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FOLK HOW

Summary: Contains interviews with some of the protesters. In May of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked black people of Birmingham, Alabama to go to jail in the cause of racial equality. The adults were afraid to go to jail and so the school children marched and over 5000 of them were arrested. This lead to President Kennedy sponsoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the march on Washington. Portions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MIG

Kennedy, Peggy Wallace

Summary: "From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, PEGGY WALLACE KEN

Adamson, Heather

Summary: "Offers readers a captivating look into the Civil Rights Movement and how the actions of children helped promote equality for all races in America. Learn about the motivated children who participated in this historic event and why they continued to gather together in the face of great adversity. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, a timeline, critical-thinking questions, primary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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

Kohl, Herbert R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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Tademy, Lalita

Summary: Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAD

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PARKS KEL

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melanie Kroupa Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLVIN HOO

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Parks 2014

Shelton, Paula Young

Summary: Paula Young Shelton grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.1196 SHE

Summary: Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 350 color illustrations, 30 black-and-white illustrations, and charts, Gee's Bend to Rehoboth is being·released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tinwood Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 746.46 GEE

Summary: "An intimate portrait of Kati, a teenage girl about to graduate high school, who endures a moment-by-moment emotional transformation over the course of three tumultuous days that leave her future in doubt"--www.imdb.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KAT

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: An illustrated description of Rosa Parks' historic refusal to give up her seat on a bus that led to a boycott that lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama. One track of sound disc has page-turn signals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 Gio

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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