The Best Civil Rights Books for Kids
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To recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are featuring some of the best civil rights books for kids this week. These books are wonderful conversation starters for teaching kids to stand up for what is right and to learn from our past. There are many wonderful civil rights themed books for middle and young adult readers, which we will feature in a separate post. Our selections below are for younger kids, but even older kids will enjoy them for their stellar artwork and storytelling.
Our favorite civil rights books for kids
- The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition
- Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
- Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
- Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)
- The Other Side
- Ruth and the Green Book
- When Grandmama Sings
- White Water
- Back of the Bus
- Belle, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story
- Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))
The most popular post from last week was:
Childrens Books About Tigers from Natural Parent Guide
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