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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UPPER ELEMENTARY - FICTION
UPPER ELEMENTARY - NONFICTION
MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH - NONFICTION
MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH - FICTION
HIGH SCHOOL - NONFICTION
HIGH SCHOOL - FICTION
Additional book recommendations ideal for high school students:
"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