The books in this category tell the life stories of real people, some famous and others less well known. In many of these books the focus of the biography is the person's contribution to making a better world; in many there is also the theme of obstacles that had to be overcome in order for the person to succeed.
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Written by Toni Morrison Morrison creates fictional dialogue, questions and comments that correlate to specific pictures throughout the book. The storyline gives the reader an idea of what it was like to live during the Civil Rights Movement and how black people were treated. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Right to Vote Written by Elaine Pascoe Explores the basic right to vote for government officials as it is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, highlighting the various restraints that were put on African Americans and women in the past. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Rosa Parks Wil Mara (Author), Jeanne Clidas (Author) A short introduction to the life of the woman whose actions led to the desegregation of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1960s and who was an important figure in the early days of the civil rights movement. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Rosa Parks, My Story Jim Haskins (Author), Rosa Parks (Author) The story of a woman whose decision not to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 turned the Civil Rights Movement into a national cause. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]