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Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 323 LEW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 LEW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA GRAPHIC LEW

Williams, Yohuru R.

Summary: "An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 2022

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Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEN

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 Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 323.1196 SMI

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA

Summary: Through centuries of suffering, slavery, inequality, discrimination, segregation, and racist violence, African Americans have endured, resisted, fought, and, increasingly over time, won many battles. These victories were propelled by a groundswell of grassroots action, but they were also motivated and organized by courageous and inspirational leadership. Journalists, abolitionists, educators,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Tonatiuh, Duncan.

Summary: "Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 inCalifornia"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.11 TON

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.11 TON

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

Fitzpatrick, Insha

Summary: From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader -- brought to life by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2022

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

Wittenstein, Barry

Summary: "The true story behind the writing of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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

King, Martin Luther

Summary: Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2012

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Summary: A look at the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on the integral relationship between the civil rights leaders and African American churches. Chronicles the non-violent revolution in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. The price paid was often high, but the victory led to equal access to transportation, education, public facilities, and ultimately, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GT Media 2006

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

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

Summary: Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, a civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in the segregated South and rose from Alabama's Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. His humble origins have forever linked him to those whose voices often go unheard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "Interconnected stories present a picture of racial inequality in America, showing systemic discrimination in all areas of society and showing the unbroken line of Black resistance to this inequality"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1 DYS

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

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "Kids have always been on the front lines of the fights for justice. From marches protesting child labor to the student strike that helped build the case for Brown v. Board of Education to modern-day March for Our Lives and the Climate Strike, 'Kids on the March' tells the empowering story of children and teens throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first century rallying to fight for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.083 LON

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

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

Summary: The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2010

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

Stevenson, Robin

Summary: "Across history, activists have worked, marched, and spoken out for equality and justice--and many had moving, relatable childhood stories. Martin Luther King Jr. argued with his dad about whether dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for opera. Dolores Huerta was wrongly accused of plagiarizing. Kid activists tells these stories and more through engaging biographies and full-color...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2019

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Lewis, John

Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.11 Lewis 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 323 LEW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 LEW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA GRAPHIC LEW

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB KING PIN

Martin, Erica (Halcyenda Erica)

Summary: "A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout. In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin's debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement-from the well-documented events that shaped the nation's treatment of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323.1196 MAR

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

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