Lexile: N/A. Brown Girl Dreaming. Jackie Woodson. Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s under the shadow of Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights movement. Recommended by Stephanie Bange.
This book introduces twenty outstanding African-Americans who are from diverse fields and different periods. For each individual, there is a three-page biography and a black-and-white portrait. It is a good book to make students have a better understanding of African-Americans. (Lexile 1140L, Age 9-12, Grades 6-8)
We've Got a Job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March / by Cynthia Levinson. Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963. ISBN 9781561456277