Best Kids' Books About Civil Rights Movement [78]

Top 10 Civil Rights Movement Books

    I Have a Dream
    6.1
    01
    I Have a Dream
    Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
    Let the Children March
    5.8
    02
    Let the Children March
    Written by Monica Clark-Robinson & illustrated by Frank Morrison
    The Youngest Marcher
    5.3
    03
    The Youngest Marcher
    Written by Cynthia Levinson & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    Granddaddy's Turn
    5.3
    04
    Granddaddy's Turn
    Written by Michael S Bandy and Eric Stein & illustrated by James E. Ransome
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    5.0
    05
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    Written by Margot Lee Shetterly & illustrated by Laura Freeman
    A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr
    5.0
    06
    A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr
    Written by David A. Adler & illustrated by Robert Casilla
    A Sweet Smell of Roses
    5.0
    07
    A Sweet Smell of Roses
    Written by Angela Johnson & illustrated by Eric Velasquez
    Love Will See You Through
    4.5
    08
    Love Will See You Through
    Written by Angela Farris Watkins & illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
    This Is the Rope
    4.4
    09
    This Is the Rope
    Written by Jacqueline Woodson & illustrated by James Ransome
    Lillian's Right to Vote
    4.0
    10
    Lillian's Right to Vote
    Written by Jonah Winter & illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Children's books can be wonderful for introducing important topics that can also feel a little abstract for children, like the concept of civil rights. This list shares inspiring stories of those who have worked to protect their rights and the rights of those around them.

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3.8
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Miss Fancy
Someday is Now
Preaching to the Chickens
Lincoln and Kennedy
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
When Eleanor Roosevelt Learned to Jump a Horse
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
6.0
The Story of Ruby Bridges
5.8
A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
5.5
Josephine
5.5
This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer
5.4
Sweet Land of Liberty
5.1
Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter
4.5
Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks
The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody
Born to Ride
Stonewall
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Be a King
Martin Rising
Gloria Takes a Stand
With Books and Bricks
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Maya Angelou
6.4
Rosa Parks
5.8
The Undefeated
5.5
antiracismBlack history
I Am Rosa Parks
5.5
Grandmama's Pride
5.5
Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
5.4
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
5.3
Teammates
4.8
The Pullman Porter
4.3
Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali
Follow Chester! a College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter
We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders (Books for Kid Activists, Activism Book for Children)