Monday, January 12, 2015

Children's Dept Reading Ideas for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day the library will be closed on Monday, January 19th. Before that happens here are some suggested books for kids about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list, for more titles stop by the children's department.

Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum
Freedom Walkers: the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation: What It Really Means by Leslie J. Holland
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough 
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Picture Books
We March by Shane W. Evans
March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris
Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds
As Fast as Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 

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