Children’s Bibliography 

 Children’s Bibliography Adler, David. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday House, 1990. Adler has done a whole series of picture books featuring Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and others. Altman, Linda Jacobs. Legend of Freedom Hill. Lee & Low Books, 2003. Set in the 1850’s, this is the story of a young African American girl’s struggle to find gold in order to buy her mother from a slave catcher. Bains, Rae. Thurgood Marshall: Fight for Justice. Troll Communications, 1993. Biography. Banks, Sara. Remember My Name. Roberts Rinehart Publishing, 1993. A young girl begins a new life with her uncle only to find herself caught up in the Indian Removal Act of 1838. Beake, Lesley. Song of Be. Puffin Books, 1995. Tender coming‐of‐age story of a young bushman woman caught between her people and the harsh political realities of the nearly independent Namibia. Bierman, Carol. Journey to Ellis Island: How My Father Came to America. Hyperion Books, 1998. Set in 1922, this is the story of a Russian family fleeing war. They journey to America only to have trouble getting the whole family through the necessary health inspections. Black Americans of Achievement Series. Chelsea House Publishing. Biographies. Thurgood Marshall. By: Lisa Aldred Nat Turner. By: Terry Bisson Barbara Jordan. By: Rose Blue and Corinne Naden Colin Powell. By: Warren Brown Philip Randolph. By: Sally Hanley Josh Gibson: Baseball Great. By: John Holway Rosa Parks. By: Mary Hill Martin Luther King, Jr. By: Robert Jakoubek Adam Clayton Powell. By: Robert Jakoubek Marcus Garvey: Black Nationalist Leader. By: Mary Lawler Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court Justice. By: Norman Macht Coretta Scott King. By: Lisa Renee Rhodes Malcolm X: Militant Black Leader. By: Jack Rummel Frederick Douglass: Abolistionist Editor. By: Sharman Russell Jackie Robinson: Baseball Great. By: Richard Scott Boas, Jacob. We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust. Scholastic Paperbacks, 1996. Excerpts from the wartime diaries of four teenagers trying to cope with the terror of the Holocaust. 450 Mulberry Street
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Children’s Bibliography Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. Scholastic Press, 1999. As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to desegregate New Orleans public schools. This is her story told from her point of view with comments from family, friends, and teachers. Celsi. Teresa. Jesse Jackson & Political Power. Econo‐Clad Books, 1999. Biography of Jesse Jackson that focuses primarily on his political involvements. Chin, Steven. When Justice Failed: The Fred Korematsu Story. Steck‐Vaughn Books, 1992. The story of young Japanese American who refused to be sent to Japanese internment camps during World War II and took his case to the Supreme Court. Colbert, Jan & Ann McMillan Harms, editors. Dear Dr. King: Letters from Today’s Children to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hyperion Books, 1998. This book is a collection of letters written to Dr. King from Memphis children expressing their thoughts on the successes of the Civil Rights Movement and what still needs to be done today. Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham­1963. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1995. Dallard, Shyrlee. Ella Baker: A Leader Behind The Scenes. Silver Burdett Press, 1990. Biography of a key figure in the movement who was instrumental in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Demi. Gandi. Margaret McElderry, 2001. Biography. Duncan, Alice. The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People. Bridgewater Books, 1995. Book explores Civil Rights Movement through the exhibits at the National Civil Rights Museum. Evans, Freddi Williams. A Bus of Our Own. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 2001. Faber, Doris & Harold Faber. Martin Luther King, Jr. Julian Messner, 1986. Biography. Farrar, Hayward. African American Life: Leaders & Movement. Rourke Publishing, 1995. This book traces the history of African Americans from Ancient Egypt to the present. Fradin, Dennis Brindell & Judith Bloom Fradin. Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. Clarion Books, 2000. Biography. 450 Mulberry Street
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Children’s Bibliography Fradin, Dennis Brindell & Judith Bloom Fradin. The Power of One: Daisy Bates & The Little Rock Nine. Clarion Books, 2004. Friedman, Carl. Nightfather. Persea Books, 2002. Siblings gather every night to hear their father’s stories from his time in a concentration camp. Friese, Kai. Rosa Parks: The Movement Organizes. Turtleback Books, 1990. Biography. Fullen, M.K. Pathblazers: Eight People Who Made a Difference. Open Hand Publishing, Inc. 1992. The stories of eight civil rights activitsts including: Septima Clark, Jester Hairston, Josephine Baker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thurgood Marshall, James Forman, Andrew Young, and Barbara Jordan.Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Henry Holt & Co., 2005. King, Casey & Linda Barrett Osborne. Oh, Freedom: Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made it Happen. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1997. Kids interview civil rights activists. Lester, Julius & Rod Brown. From Slave Ship to Freedom Road. Puffin Books, 1999. This book features stories and activities to make the slave experience more real to readers. Levine, Ellen. …If You Lived in the Time of Martin Luther King . Harcourt Children’s Books, 2003. Little, Lessie Jones. Children From Long Ago. Lee & Low Books, 2000. Poems for younger readers. Littlechild, George. This Land is My Land. Children’s Book Press, 1993. Stories of Native American past told from the perspective of a 21st century Native American writer. Littlesugar, Amy. Freedom School, Yes! New York: Philomel Books, 1991. Lyons, Mary. Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. Simon Pulse, 1996. Based on Harriet Jacob’s autobiography, these excerpts give an inside look at what life was like for a young female slave. Marzollo, Jean. Happy Birthday Martin Luther King. Scholastic Inc., 1993. Biography of King for pre‐school children. Mathis, Sharon. Ray Charles. Lee & Low Books, 2001. Biography. McDonough, Yona Zeldis. Ann Frank. Henry Holt & Co., 1997 Biography. 450 Mulberry Street
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Children’s Bibliography McKissack, Patricia. Goin’ Someplace Special. New York: Athenum, 2001. McKissack, Patricia. The Dark­Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural. Yearling Press, 1998. Ten spine‐tingling tales with a foundation in African American history or culture. Medina, Tony. Deshawn Days. Lee & Low Books 2003. Story of Deshawn, a young boy, who introduces the reader to his world in the projects. Meltzer, Milton, editor. Frederick Douglass: In His Own Words. Harcourt Publishing, 1995. Miller, William. The Piano. Lee & Low Books, 2000. Story of a young African American girl in the early 1900s whose love of music prompts her to take a job cleaning for an elderly white lady whom she befriends over their mutual love for music. Morrison, Toni. Remember: The Journey to School Integration. Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Patillo Beals, Melba. Warriors Don’t Cry. Abridged Version. New York: Washington Square Press, 1994. Rappaport, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr . Jump at Sun Books, 2001. Ringgold, Faith. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. Aladdin Books, 2003. Thomas, Joyce Carol. Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea. Roberts Rinehart Publishing, 1996. Poetry for pre‐school children. Wiles, Deborah. Freedom Summer. New York, Athenum, 2001. Woodson, Jacqueline. The Other Side. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 2001. Young Oxford History of African Americans. Robin Kelley & Earl Lewis, general editors. Multi‐volume series that looks at African American history from the colonial period to the present. 450 Mulberry Street
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