The following books are recommended for children from about second gradeup to middle school:
Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Diedin the Struggle, Sara Bullard (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989).
If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King, Ellen Levine (NewYork: Scholastic, 1990).
I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King, Margaret Davidson(New York: Scholastic, 1986).
The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People, AliceFaye Duncan (New York: Troll Medallion, 1995).
Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days,Sheyann Webb and Rachel West as told to Frank Sikora (Tuscaloosa, AL: Universityof Alabama, 1980).
The Story of Ruby Bridges, Robert Coles (New York: Scholastic, 1995).
Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights,Belinda Rochelle (New York: Puffin Books, 1993). This book is based on the PBS television series and includes many strikingphotos from the Civil Rights Movement:
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, JuanWilliams (New York: Penguin Books, 1987). 800-526-0275. A six-video setof the PBS series, “Eyes on the Prize,” is available from PBS at 800-328-7271.