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Civil Rights

last modified on 02/05/2014

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This book list features 43 fiction and nonfiction titles for grades K-12 about the civil rights movement and its heroes including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Ruby Bridges.

Total: 43
Status: Public
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A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 10.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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A Friendship for Today

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Belle Teal

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Countdown

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Dare to Dream: Coretta Scott King and the Civil Rights Movement

by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Anna Rich

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Dear Mr. Rosenwald

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: General Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Jim Haskins, illustrated by Benny Andrews

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Down to the Last Out: The Journal of Biddy Owens, the Negro Leagues, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Free at Last!: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational

Resources: Yes

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Glory Be

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Heroes for Civil Rights

by David A. Adler, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Series

Resources: Yes

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If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King

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by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Anna Rich

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Series

Resources: Yes

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Jackie Robinson: American Hero

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 5

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By

(Jackie's 9)

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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Knowing Your Civil Rights

(American Civics)

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Series

Resources: Yes

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Let's Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.!

by Peter Roop and Connie Roop, illustrated by David Wenzel

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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