Reading King: The Dream, Then and Now

Cover of the book Back of the Bus 
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds (Civil Disobedience, December 1, 1955) A boy and his mother witness history when their friend, Mrs. Parks, is removed from the Montgomery, Alabama, bus they've been riding. JUV E REYNOLDS
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack (Jim Crow Laws, 1950s) 'Tricia Ann journeys alone, for the first time to the one place all are welcome in her segregated, southern town. Along the way, others offer encouragement when 'Tricia Ann encounters the obstacles in the form of Jim Crow laws designed to keep Blacks and Whites separate. JUV E MCKISSACK  Cover of the book Goin Someplace Special
 Cover of the book The Other Side The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Segregated town, 1950s or 60s) Two girls develop a friendship over the summer in their racially divided town. JUV E WOODSON
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Civil Disobedience, 1960) Eight-year-old Connie witnesses growing activism in her college-aged brother and sister following a visit to Greensboro by Dr. King. Brother and Sister assist others in registering to vote and later join the picket lines and sit-ins following the initial protest of four college students at a Woolworth's lunch counter. JUV E WEATHERFORD  Cover of the book Freedom on the Menu
 Cover of the book Birmingham 1963 Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford (Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, September 15, 1963) A fictionalized young narrator guides the reader through events leading up to the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the killing of four girls less than a month after Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. JUV 811.6 WEATHERFORD
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (The Civil Rights Act, 1964) Joe and John Henry are best friends, but cannot enjoy the same things, even after a law is passed to abolish segregation and discourage discrimination. JUV E WILES  Cover of the book Freedom Summer
 Cover of the book I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (the speech, August 28, 1963) The speech, in its entirety, is illustrated by paintings by Coretta Scott King Award honor and medal recipients. JUV 323.11 KIN and JUV 305.89 KING
I Have a Dream by Karen Price Hossel (civil rights movement up to 1968) Dr. King's famous words delivered August 28, 1963, are given context through and exploration of United States History and the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King's own times. Excerpts from the speech are provided throughout the book.  Cover of the book I Have a Dream by Karen Price Hossel
 Cover of the book Busing Brewster Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson (busing, Boston, 1974) Brewster and his brother Bryan are bused from their neighborhood to school across town amid protests and ambivalence among blacks and whites, children and adults. JUV E MICHELSON
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (gender and ethnic diversity, present day) Grace loves to pretend and is eager for a part in her class production of Peter Pan, but when two classmates state that she cannot play certain parts because she is black and female, Nana takes Grace to the ballet. Grace's eyes are opened, and she soon proves her classmates wrong. JUV E HOFFMAN  Cover of the book Amazing Grace
 Cover of the book Destiny Destiny's Gift by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (community action, present day) Destiny rallies her diverse community to help keep her neighborhood's bookstore open. JUV E TARPLEY
Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett Smith (diversity, present day) Rhyming text and full-page photographs illustrate commonality among diverse individuals and groups. JUV E PINKETT  Cover of the book Girls Hold Up This World
 Cover of the book What a Wonderful World  
What a Wonderful World by George Weiss (diversity, present day) Children of various hues put on a puppet show based on the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. JUV E WEISS