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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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Let's Read About... Ruby Bridges

(Scholastic First Biographies)

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational

Resources: Yes

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

(My First Biography)

by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Jamie Smith

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington

by Frances E. Ruffin, illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Interest Level: Grades 1 - 4

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Rosa Parks: My Story

(Rosa Parks)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

(Scholastic Reader Level 2)

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Take a Stand, Rosa Parks!

(Before I Made History)

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: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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The Civil Rights Movement in America

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Series

Resources: Yes

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The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.8

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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The Story of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition

by Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges, edited by Margo Lundell

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Thurgood Marshall: Champion for Civil Rights

(Great Life Stories)

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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