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13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids
This page lists some of the best civil rights kids books that depict the civil rights movement and era in age appropriate and meaningful ways for children. These stories help the reader to understand the widespread and legal segregation and discrimination practices of the time, and also bring to life the heroism of those who fought to change the system. Personal stories or powerful historical fiction novels are often the most effective in helping children see how discriminatory society was and how dangerous it was to fight the system. Children today often find the stories hard to believe given how far we've come. In our multi-cultural society, it's essential to teach children that every person is important regardless of whether they are "different" than you are. Kids pick up on the attitudes and opinions they hear from the adults in their life, and sadly, some students hear messages of prejudice at home.
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We March. On August 28, , over , people gathered in Washington, D. Shane W. Evans, combining spare text with powerful images brings the day to life for young readers, as experienced by one family. As his illustrations move from the family to the large crowd, even adults reading along with their children will get caught up in the excitement of the moment. Freedom Summer. It was a time of great racial violence and change.
And thank you to all the unsung heroes out there who stand up to injustice every day! What are your favorite Civil Rights Movement books for kids? Thank you! Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. As she tries to make sense of what is happening, her older sister gets involved with a young Freedom Fighter and things start to get complicated. What is so great about this book is that it puts the Civil Rights Movement into a microcosm that a young reader 4th grade and up can understand and relate to. Sometimes being a hero is as subtle as showing up to a party at a library.