Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’ve listed most of the titles on my blog touching on the civil rights movement or the slave experience.  Sorry, they’re not linked but if you use the search mechanism on the blog you can easily find the reviews.

FICTION:
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson  — Betty Bao Lord
Jackie and Me — Dan Gutman
The Lions of Little Rock — Kristin Levine
One Crazy Summer — Rita Williams-Garcia

NON-FICTION:
Belle, the Last Mule of Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story — Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, illus. by John Holyfield
Child of the Civil Rights Movement — Paula Young Shelton, illus. by Raul Colón
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave — Laban Carrick Hill, illus. by Bryan Collier
Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights — James Haskins, illus. by Benny Andrews
Frederick Douglas: A Noble Life — David A. Adler
I Have a Dream — Martin Luther King, Jr., illus. by Kadir Nelson
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told — Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Bonnie Christensen
I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Leonard Jenkins
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Get Weary — Elizabeth Partridge
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom — Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Kadir Nelson
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis — Matt de le Peña, illus. by Kadir Nelson
Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change — Michelle Cook, illus. by various artists
Rosa — Nikki Giovanni, illus. by Bryan Collier
Sit-In:  How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down — Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney
Through My Eyes — Ruby Bridges
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad — written and illustrated by Henry Cole
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Civil Rights — Russell Freedman
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson — Pam Munoz Ryan, illus. by Brian Selznick

POETRY:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers — Langston Hughes, illus. by E.B. Lewis