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Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker

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Lillian’s Right to Vote

Written by: Jonah Winter Illustrated by: Shane W. Evans For ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: History, Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Black Culture & Identity, Activism, Historical Figure.  Summary:  Happy Saturday!  For this round of #sweetsandsocialjustice we decided to make a…

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Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Written by: Dee Romito Illustrated by: Laura Freeman For ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Segregation, Historical Figures, Historical Narratives, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Activism, Community Organizing.  Summary: Georgia Gilmore is both a mother of 6 and a cook…

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The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist

Written by: Cynthia Levinson Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Historical Event, Activism, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Civil Rights, Family, Love. Summary:  Audrey is a nine-year-old girl, living in Birmingham in 1963.  The…

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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Written by: Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by: Elizabeth Zunon For ages: Elementary students and older Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Racism, Jim Crow, Segregation, Entertainment Industry, Historical Figures, Civil Rights, Modern Black Freedom Struggle. Summary: This book spans the life of Lena Horne, legendary vocalist…

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Back of the Bus

Written by: Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Civil Rights, POC-Centric Narratives, Activism, Historical Events, Historical Fiction, Rosa Parks.   Summary: This book takes place on December 1st, 1955.  This is also the historic day when Rosa…

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Major Taylor Champion Cyclist

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: James E. Ransome For ages: 6-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historic Figure, Historical Events, Sports Figures, Civil Rights, Racism, Trailblazer.  Summary: Set in Victorian times, this book covers the life of Marshall Taylor, later known as Major…

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The United States v. Jackie Robinson

Written by: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Military History, Sports Figures, Civil Rights. Summary: Before we knew Jackie Robinson as the first African-American Major League Baseball player, he served in the military….

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