Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper

Summary:  When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

Atheneum

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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: my story of the Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Summary:  A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.

Dial

Voices from the March on Washington, by J. Patrick Lewis

Summary:  Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

WordSong

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Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Powell

JosephineSummary:  Presents an introduction to the life of the passionate performer and civil rights activist that traces her journey from the slums of St. Louis to the world’s most famous stages.

Chronicle

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The Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin

Port Chicago 50Summary:  Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

Roaring Brook

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Fire in the Streets, by Kekla Magoon

Summary: In the aftermath of Dr. King’s assassination in 1968, Chicago fourteen-year-old Maxie longs to join the Black Panthers, whether or not her brother Raheem, ex-boyfriend Sam, or her friends like it, and is soon caught up in the violence of anti-war and civil rights demonstrations.

Aladdin

We’ve Got a Job: the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, by Cynthia Levinson

Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

Peachtree

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