Fifty years ago, America saw the culmination of a rise in political activism surrounding the Civil Rights Movement, in what has come to be known as Freedom Summer. In acknowledgement of that milestone, and of the role of writers, illustrators and researchers, here are three children’s books which make great resources for introducing that time.
For more information, see the following websites, or www.amazon.com to order:
Don't miss this interview with the artists of "Sit-In".! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgIMTkmzBck
https://www.lernerbooks.com/products/t/10902/9780761352556/ruth-and-the-green-book Links on this site enrich the story of how the Green Book came to be. See also links with the slide show.
http://bit.ly/1mSz7dh Link to Kitson Jazynka study of Dr King.
'Developed by National Geographic in close consultation with literacy education experts, this new series is one teachers, librarians, parents, and grandparents know they can trust to nurture every child's love of reading.'
http://bit.ly/1slhLcV Link to all the Superreader volumes. While many are about nature and wildlife, there are several biographies on the list.