Teaching About the Civil Rights Movement: Books for the Classroom

Here are some of the titles we recommend for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement. More books and resources on related social movements and the long history of struggles for civil rights in the U.S. can be found at the Zinn Education Project and the Putting the Movement Into Civil Rights Teaching sites.

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EARLY ELEMENTARY

     
 

 

UPPER ELEMENTARY - FICTION

     
 


UPPER ELEMENTARY - NONFICTION

     
 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH - NONFICTION

     
 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH - FICTION

     

 

HIGH SCHOOL - NONFICTION

     


HIGH SCHOOL - FICTION

     

 

TEACHERS

     
     

Additional book recommendations ideal for high school students:

Additional Booklists for Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement >>

Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

"Every teacher should read this book, no matter what subject they teach." 
Cathy Archibald, SNCC veteran and education activist

Winner of the 2004 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award