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Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Picture Books

My Country Tis of Thee
Murphy, Claire Rudolf

More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest.

Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers...

Item No. 9780805082265
$17.99
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, Martin Luther

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history's most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son....

Item No. 9780060280758
$17.99
Our Children Can Soar
Cook, Michelle

An inspirational, poetic tribute to America's most important change-makers.

Celebrating accomplishments of important figures from the birth of the Civil Rights movement to the historical election of President Barack Obama, this resonant book show young readers that anyone can make...

Item No. 9781599907833
$8.99
Parker Looks Up
Curry, Jessica
A New York Times bestseller!

A visit to Washington, DC's National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait.

When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of First Lady...

Item No. 9781534451865
$17.99
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights
Sanders, Rob
A primer for peaceful protest, resistance, and activism from the author of Rodzilla and Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

Protesting. Standing up for what's right. Uniting around the common good--kids have questions about all of these things they see...

Item No. 9781534429437
$17.99
She Stood for Freedom
Fairwell, Angela
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager in the South during Segregation who put herself on the front lines of the Civil Rights struggle. This is the first biography about her experiences, published simultaneously in picture book and middle grade editions, detailing the many events she...
Item No. 9781629721767
$17.99
Sit-In
Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.

A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.

This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students...

Item No. 9780316070164
$18.99
The Case for Loving: Fight for Interracial Marriage
Alko, Selina
I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about. -- Mildred Loving, June 12, 2007

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year...
Item No. 9780545478533
$18.99
The Other Side
Woodson, Jacqueline

Free autographed bookplate by E.B. Lewis with purchase

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the...

Item No. 9780399231162
$18.99
The Patchwork Bike (Softcover)
Clarke, Maxine Beneba
It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels -- and riding the patchwork bike that you and your crazy brothers made is the best fun in the whole village.

When you live in a village at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when...

Item No. 9781536217414
$7.99
Youngest Marcher-Autographed
Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving...
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$17.99
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
Medina, Tony

The New York Times' 14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens

Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards 2020, Special Recognition

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2019

Bank Street College of Eduction Best Children's Books 2019

Lee Bennett...

Item No. 9780998799940
$16.95
This Is The Dream-PB
Alexander, Jessica

"With courage they rallied and answered the call . . . dreaming of freedom and justice for all."

The United States of America was founded on the declaration that all men are created equal. But nearly two hundred years after that proclamation, America was still deeply segregated.

...

Item No. 9780060555214
$7.99
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Lowery, Lynda Blackmon
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven...

Item No. 9780147512161
$10.99
Voice of Freedom PB
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights....
Item No. 9781536203257
$10.99
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

"I...

Item No. 9780763665319
$17.99
We March
Shane W. Evans
On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King...
Item No. 9781596435391
$16.99
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children? in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in...
Item No. 9780525580454
$10.99
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children? in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in...
Item No. 9780525580423
$18.99
What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?
Barton, Chris
"When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened." --Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice--and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of...

Item No. 9781481465618
$18.99
When Marian Sang
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers and role models--as envisioned by Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.

Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated...
Item No. 9780439269674
$18.99
White Water
Stein, Eric
"Inspirational in tone, this is a strong introduction for young listeners and readers to the American Civil Rights movement."--Kirkus Reviews

After a long bus ride into town with his grandmother on a scorching hot day, Michael runs to the water fountain to quench his thirst. But...

Item No. 9780763679453
$7.99
Why Am I Me?
Britt, Paige
This loving ode to our shared humanity is the perfect introduction to conversations about identity and Anti-Racism.* "Will invite the book's audience to grapple with themes of individuality, diversity, universality, and what it means to be human." -- The Horn Book, starred review"Loved it." --...
Item No. 9781338053142
$17.99