I have all my book list posts on the Civil Rights Movement below. If you need other book lists, I’ve (finally) indexed and cross-referenced all 300+ of my book lists (and vow to keep it updated): List of Lists: All My Book Lists.
Civil Rights Movement Book Lists for Kids
My kids study The Civil Rights Movement in the United States in 4th grade and I’m pleased to see a handful of important and often, award-winning, picture books, chapter books, and Young Adult books published each year.
This list covers picture books, chapter books, and young adult.
If you read these picture books in order, it gives an overview of the African-American experience historically starting from slavery to the present day.
Meeting Ruby Bridges was a thrill for me and further reinforced how important it is for kids to learn about the Civil Rights Movement.
An advanced picture book that paints a portrait of Booker T. Washington as a determined young boy.
If you just want a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement for young children, try these three books: two picture books and a chapter book.
I have a section in this post about the Civil Rights Movement.
Black History Month Books for Kids and Teens
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- Junior Library Guild Gold selection
- Selected as one of 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 by dPICTUS and featured at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
- Starred review from School Library Journal
- Chicago Library’s Best of the Best
- Imagination Soup’s 35 Best Nonfiction Books of 2023 for Kids