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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.
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  A Picture Book of Jesse Owens
David A. Adler (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
A short biography of a sharecropper's son who became a four-time Olympic gold medallist.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
David A. Adler (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
A short biography of the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prizewinner.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
David A. Adler (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
The story of the woman who came to be known as the "mother of the Civil Rights Movement." .
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of Sitting Bull
David A. Adler (Author), Samuel Byrd (Illustrator)
The biography of the leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  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]
 
  Richard Wright and the Library Card
Gregory Christie (Illustrator), William Miller (Author)
A true story about author Richard Wright and his determination to borrow books from the public library that turned him away because of the color of his skin.
[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]
 
  Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement
Written by
Camilla Wilson
This book takes a close look at Parks' early life, and follows her political career after the Montgomery bus boycott.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
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