Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Civil Rights and Race

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr is a powerful one but even moreso if it can be put in context of what was happening in the struggle for equality and civil rights. Here are some resources to help put that quest in context.

Books for parents
40 ways to raise a nonracist child by Barbara Mathias,
Race: a history beyond black and white by Marc Aronson, 

Books for younger children
This is the dream by Diane ZuHone Shore, 
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni,
The Boycott Bluyes: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkey
The bus ride that changed history : the story of Rosa Parks by Pamela Duncan Edwards,
Freedom on the menu: the Greensboro sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford,
Through my Eyes by Ruby Bridges

For teens and adults
The Rosa Parks Story (dvd Xenon Pictures, [2002] )
A dream of freedom : the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968 by Diane McWhorter, 
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Right's Movement (dvd)
The untold story of Emmett Louis Till (dvd)
4 little girls (dvd)
We shall overcome by Herb Boyd,

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