Searching through The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com provided wide variety of books that cover segregation in the 1960s and African-American history. Here are some of my students' favorites:
Black Eagles by Jim Haskins
African Americans in aviation throughout history
The Book of Black Heroes from A to Z by Wade Hudson and Valerie Wilson Wesley
Classroom Tip: Introduce the students to some African-American heroes past and present.
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Ruby Bridges's childhood during times of segregation.
Classroom Tip: Read aloud to students and guide them through their double-entry journal.
La historia de Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Spanish edition of The Story of Ruby Bridges.
Classroom Tip: Help your Spanish-speaking students understand The Story of Ruby Bridges.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
Ruby Bridges chronicles segregation and the steps of change in history.
Classroom Tip: Have the students work in groups to complete their double-entry journal.