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Civil Rights Movement Bibliography
 

A bibliography of juvenile books held within the USM Libraries' Juvenile and de Grummond Collections covering the topic of the Civil Rights Movement prepared by former de Grummond Specialist, Mary Hamby Hamilton, MLIS.

African Americans Who Were First by Joan Potter and Constance Claytor; Cobblehill Books, 1997.
ISBN: 0-525-65246-9

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.96 .P684 1997
Summary: Provides brief biographical sketches of African Americans who were the first of their race to accomplish a goal in a variety of fields from medicine and politics to sports and entertainment.

And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women by Tonya Bolden; Scholastic, 1998.
ISBN: 0-590-48080-4

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.96 .B567 1998
Summary: Biographical portraits of ten African-American women including Leontyne Price, Toni Morrison, and Jackie Joyner-Kerse.

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by James Haskins; Hyperion Books for Children, 1997. ISBN: 0-7868-2140-X
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.R93 H37 1997
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.R93 H37 1997
Summary: A biography of Bayard Rustin, a skillful organizer behind the scenes of the American civil rights movement whose ideas strongly influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black Civil Rights Champions by Kimberly Hayes Taylor; Oliver Press, 1995. ISBN: 1-881508-22-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .T39 1995

Black Hoops: The History of African Americans in Basketball by Fredrick McKissack; Scholastic, 1999.
ISBN: 0-590-48712-4

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection GV883 .M316 1999
Summary: Surveys the history of African Americans in basketball from the beginning of the sport to the present, discussing individual teams and players and the integration of the National Basketball Association.

Black Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement by Zita Allen; Franklin Watts, 1996.
ISBN: 0-531-11271-3

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .A4415 1996

Brown v. Board of Education by James Tackach; Lucent Books, 1998. ISBN: 1-56006-273-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection KF228.B76 T33 1998
Summary: Provides a historical overview of the case that desegregated public education in the United States.

The Bus Ride by William Miller, illustrated by John Ward, introduction by Rosa Parks; Lee & Low, 1998.
ISBN: 1-8800000-60-1

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.M63915 Bu 1998
Summary: A black child protests an unjust law in this story loosely based on Rosa Parks' historic decision not to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.

Challenge and Change: The Story of Civil Rights Activist C.T. Vivian by Lydia Walker; Dreamkeeper Press, 1993.
ISBN: 1-877-852-14-7 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.V58 W35 1993

Civil Rights Leaders by Sina Dubovoy; Facts on File, 1997. ISBN: 0-8160-3363-3
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .D83 1997 McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .D83 1997

Civil Rights Marches by Linda and Charles George; Children's Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-516-21183-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .G29 1999
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .G29 1999
Summary: Describes the peaceful marches in the United States on behalf of civil rights for blacks from the 1950s to the 1990s, including the March on Washington and other important marches.

The Civil Rights Movement by John M. Dunn; Lucent Books, 1998. ISBN: 1-56006-310-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .D89 1998
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .D89 1998
Summary: A historical overview of the movement for freedom and equality for blacks in the United States.

The Civil Rights Movement by Charles Patterson; Facts on File, 1995. ISBN: 0-8160-2968-7
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .P32 1995

The Civil Rights Movement edited by Paul Winters; Greenhaven Press, 2000. ISBN: 0-7377-0217-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .C612 2000

The Civil Rights Movement: An Eyewitness History by Sanford Wexler; Facts on File, 1999. ISBN: 0-8160-2748-X
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .W548 1999b

The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Mary C. Turck; Chicago Review Press, 2000.
ISBN: 1-55652-370-X
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .T925 2000

The Civil Rights Movement in America, 2nd edition, by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack; Childrens Press, 1991.
ISBN: 0-516-00579-0

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .M479 1991
Summary: From the beginning of Reconstruction to the present, traces the struggle of blacks to gain their civil rights in America, with a brief comparison of their problems to these and other minorities.

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell; Carolrhoda Books, 1999. ISBN: 1-57505-355-1
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.T47 S93 1999
Summary: A biography of a determined woman, who was born in Tennessee, educated in Ohio, and lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked to gain equal rights for herself and other African Americans.

Coretta Scott King by Lisa Renee Rhodes; Chelsea House Publishers, 1998. ISBN: 0-7910-4690-7
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K47 R56 1998
Summary: Biography of Martin Luther King's widow, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her crusade to keep her husband's message of peace and equality alive after his murder in 1968

Coretta Scott King: Striving for Civil Rights by Anne Schraff; Enslow Publishers, 1997. ISBN: 0-89490-811-1
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K47 S37 1997
Summary: Explores the life and career of Coretta Scott King, from her childhood in Alabama, through her work with the civil rights movement, to her continuing efforts on behalf of the underprivileged.

The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins; Scholastic, 1992 ISBN: 0-590-43661-9 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .H32 1992

Dear Dr. King: Letters from Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Jan Colbert and Ann McMillan Harms; Hyperion Books for Children, 1998. ISBN: 0-7868-0417-3 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.K465 A4 1998

Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth by Rosa Parks; Lee & Low, 1996. ISBN: 1-8800000-45-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.P3 A4 1996
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.P2 A4 1996
Summary: Presents correspondence between Rosa Parks and various children in which the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" answers questions and encourages young people to reach their highest potential.

Dinner at Aunt Connie's House by Faith Ringgold; Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 1996. ISBN: 0-7868-1150-1 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.R4726 Di 1996
Summary: Dinner at Aunt Connie's is even more special than usual when Melody meets not only her new adopted cousin but twelve inspiring African-American women, who step out of their portraits and join the family for dinner.

Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle by Sara Bullard; Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0-19-508381-4
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .B926 1993
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .B926 1993
Summary: An illustrated history of the civil rights movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement.

Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice by James Haskins; Hyperion Books for Children, 1995. ISBN: 0-7868-0048-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .H36 1995
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .H36 1995

Freedom Songs by Yvette Moore; Puffin Books, 1992, c1991. ISBN: 0-14-036017-4 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.M799155 Fr 1992
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ7.M799155 Fr 1992
Summary: In the sixties, when Sheryl's Uncle Pete joins the Freedom Riders down South, she organizes a gospel concert in Brooklyn to help him.

Great African American in Civil Rights by Pat Rediger; Crabtree Publishing, 1996. ISBN: 0-86505-798-2
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E747 .R43 1996
McCain Library / de Grummond E747 .R43 1996
Summary: Profiles notable African Americans in the field of civil rights including Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marian Wright Edelman.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney; Scholastic, 1993. ISBN: 0-439-09942-0 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 M345 2000

Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle by Norman H. Finkelstein; The Jewish Publication Society, 1997.
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E184.J5 F484 1997
Summary: Discusses the involvement of Jews in the African American struggle for civil rights in the United States, from the first settlers to the 1990s.

Historic Speeches of African Americans selected by Warren J. Halliburton; Franklin Watts, 1993. ISBN: 0-531-11034-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E184.6 .H57 1993
Summary: Presents speeches by various African American religious and political leaders from the days of slavery to the present, along with biographical information and historical background.

I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins, illustrated by Wil Clay; Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997. ISBN: 0-8037-1207-3
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F334.M753 P37 1997
McCain Library / de Grummond F334.M753 P37 1997
Summary: The African American woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why.

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.; Scholastic, 1997. ISBN: 0-590-20516-1
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .K53 1997
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.61 .K53 1997

Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin; Clarion Books, 2000. ISBN: 0-395-89898-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.W55 F73 2000

If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999. ISBN: 0-689-81892-0
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F334.M753 R56 1999
McCain Library / de Grummond F334.M753 R56 1999
Summary: A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery , Alabama.

Leon's Story by Leon Walter Tillage, collage art by Susan L. Roth; Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1997. ISBN: 0-374-34379-9
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F264.F86 T55 1997
McCain Library / de Grummond F264.F86 T55 1997
Summary: The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.

Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. by James Haskins; Beech Tree, 1992, c1977. ISBN: 0-688-11690-6 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 H33 1992
Summary: A biography of a man who dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights, which also reexamines unanswered questions concerning his assassination.

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Leonard Jenkins; HarperCollins, 2000.
ISBN: 0-06-027708-4

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection BP223.Z8 L5765 2000
McCain Library / de Grummond BP223.Z8 L5765 2000

Malcolm X: His Life and Legacy by Kevin Brown; Millbrook Press, 1995. ISBN: 1-56294-500-9
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection BP223.Z8 L5724 1995
Summary: A biography of the Nation of Islam's spokesman, Malcolm X, placed within the context of the civil rights movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Movement by Lillie Patterson; Facts on File, 1989. ISBN: 0-8160-1605-4
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 P29 1989
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.K5 P29 1989
Summary: A biography of the Baptist minister, focusing on his leadership role in the civil rights movement.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at Last by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla; Holiday House,
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 A64 1986
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.K5 A64 1986

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader for Civil Rights by Michael A. Schuman; Enslow Publishers, 1996. ISBN: 0-89490-687-9
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 S39 1996
Summary: Examines the life and career of the Baptist minister who supported the use of nonviolent resistance to discrimination and describes his involvement in many important events in the civil rights movement.

Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor, illustrated by Max Ginsburg; Bantam Skylark Books, 1990. ISBN: 0-553-15992-5 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.T21723 Mi 1992
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ7.T21723 Mi 1992

Mr. Civil Rights: The Story of Thurgood Marshall by Nancy Whitelaw; Morgan Reynolds Incorporated, 1995.
ISBN: 1-883846-10-2

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection KF8745.M34 W47 1995
Summary: A biography of the civil rights advocate who was the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold; Crown Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 0-517-59977-5
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 R56 1995
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.K5 R56 1995
Summary: The author recounts the life of Martin Luther King in the form of her own dream.

The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People by Alice Faye Duncan, photographs by J. Gerard Smith; Troll Medallion, 2001. ISBN: 0-8167-3503-4 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.615 .D83 2001

The New York Public Library Amazing African American History: A Book of Answers for Kids by Diane Patrick; Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 0-471-19217-1 (pbk)
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185 .P34 1998
Summary: Presents questions and answers relating to important periods in African American history including the Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction, Migration, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Night Golf by William Miller, illustrated by Cedric Lucas; Lee & Low, 1999. ISBN: 1-8800000-79-2
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.M63915 Ni 1999
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ7.M63915 Ni 1999
Summary: Despite being told that only whites can play golf, James becomes a caddy and is befriended by an older African American man who teaches him to play on the course at night.

Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter collected and edited by Alan Govenar, illustrated by Shane W. Evans; Hyperion Books for Children, 2000. ISBN: 0-7868-0407-6
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F392.H39 M35 2000
McCain Library / de Grummond F392.H39 M35 2000
Summary: A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla; Holiday House, 1989. ISBN: 0-8234-0770-5
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.97.K5 A63 1989
McCain Library / de Grummond E185.97.K5 A63 1989
Summary: A brief, illustrated biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla; Holiday House, 1993. ISBN: 0-8234-1041-2
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F334.M753 P3823 1993
McCain Library / de Grummond F334.M753 P3823 1993
Summary: A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller, illustrated by Gregory Christie; Lee & Low Books, 1997.
ISBN: 1-8800000-57-1

Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.M63915 Ri 1997
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ&.M63915 Ri 1997
Summary: Based on a scene from Wright's autobiography, Black Boy, in which the seventeen-year-old African-American borrows a white man's library card and devours every book as a ticket to freedom.

The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow: The African-American Struggle Against Discrimination, 1865-1954 by Richard Wormser; Franklin Watts, 1999. ISBN: 0-531-11443-0
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.61 .W935 1999
Summary: Discusses the laws and practices that supported discrimination against African Americans from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court decision that found segregation to be illegal.

Rosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Gil Ashby; HarperCollins, 1996, c1973. ISBN: 0-06-027110-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F334.M753 P3843 1995
Summary: A biography of a woman whose actions led to the desegregation of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1960s and who was an important figure in the early days of the civil rights movement.

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford; Scholastic, 1995. ISBN: 0-590-57281-4
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F379.N59 N33 1995
McCain Library / de Grummond F379.N59 N33 1995
Summary: For months, six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of segregationists when she becomes the first African-American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

Summer Battles by Ann R. Blakeslee; Marshall Cavendish, 2000. ISBN: 0-7614-5064-5
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.B568 Su 2000
Summary: In the summer of 1926, eleven-year-old Kathy visits her grandfather Grando, the only minister in Peaceable, Indiana, and finds him the target of the local Ku Klux Klan because he employs a colored woman.

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges; Scholastic, 1999. ISBN: 0-590-18923-9
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection F379.N59 N435 1999
McCain Library / de Grummond F379.N59 N435 1999
Summary: Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

Thurgood Marshall: A Dream of Justice for All by Stuart A. Kallen; Abdo & Daughters, 1993. ISBN: 1-56239-258-1
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection KF8745.M34 K35 1993
Summary: A biography of the first African-American Supreme Court justice, who worked at making civil rights possible for all Americans.

Tommy Traveler in the World of Black History by Tom Feelings; Black Butterfly Children's Books, 1991.
ISBN: 0-86316-211-8
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185 .F4
McCain Library / de Grummond E185 .F4

The Turning Tide: From the Desegregation of the Armed Forces to the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1948-1956) by Margaret Dornfeld; Chelsea House Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 0-7910-2256-0
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection E185.615 .D654 1995

Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell, illustrated by James Ransome; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993. ISBN: 0-671-76969-3
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.M6937 Un 1993
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ7.M6937 Un 1993
Summary: Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis; Delacorte Press, 1995. ISBN: 0-385-32175-9
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PZ7.C94137 Wat 1995
McCain Library / de Grummond PZ7.C94137 Wat 1995
Summary: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Women Who Reformed Politics by Isobel V. Morin; Oliver Press, 1994. ISBN: 1-881508-16-1
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection HQ1412 .M67 1994
Summary: Includes biographical sketches of eight women including the civil rights champion, Fannie Lou Hamer.

Young, Black and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack; Holiday House, 1998. ISBN: 0-8234-1300-4
Cook Library / Juvenile Collection PS3515.A515 Z77 1998
McCain Library / de Grummond PS3515.A515 Z77 1998
Summary: A biography of the black playwright who received great recognition for her work at an early age.

 

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