If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King
By Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Anna Rich
The Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s is brought to life for young readers. Full-color art and an engaging question-and-answer format help children learn what it was like to participate in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter, join the famous March on Washington, and more!
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Christine King Farris, Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated south of the 1930s taught young Martin a bitter lesson -- little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And so he began the journey that would change the course of American history.
Simon & Schuster
I Have A Dream
By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Illustrated by Various Artists
The illustrated edition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s' monumental "I Have a Dream" Speech, now in paperback. On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech that moved and inspired America. Here, in its entirety, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visionary speech, with a foreword by the late Coretta Scott King and paintings by l5 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Book Artists.
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young readers through his own words, using quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell his life story in a simple, direct way.
We Shall Overcome*
By Herb Boyd
In words, photos and on two audio CDs, witness the courageous and controversial stories that defined America's civil rights movement.
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Passage from the Great Migration to the Million Man March
By Velma Maia Thomas
We Shall Not Be Moved takes readers on an interactive journey through the freedom struggles of the 20th century, tracing 100 years of battles for justice and equality on all fronts: from Marcus Garvey to the mid-century civil rights movement, from the Tuskegee Airmen to school integration, from Paul Robeson to Malcolm X. The interactive elements include reproductions of letters from soldiers in World War II, a flyer advertising the original March on Washington, a sign urging black riders to boycott the buses in Montgomery, and other facsimiles of artifacts that give readers a unique, hands-on connection to this remarkable history.
You Are Helpful
By Todd Snow, Illustrated by Melodee Strong
Children want to be helpful and are eager to become more independent. We see this whenever children insist "I can do it myself!" or "Let me!" This warm, inviting book introduces young children to age-appropriate ways to help out: put their toys away, get dressed by themselves, wait their turn, sit still at the doctor's office. Written in simple words, vividly illustrated with realistic scenes that relate to children's everyday lives, You Are Helpful lets children know they are competent and capable.
Maren Green Publishing
Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship
By Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger
Make a difference in your hometown and around the world. Inspired by the vision, spirit, and activities of thousands of kids working to improve the lives of others, Take Action shows how you, too, can change the world.
Our Time Is Now: Young People Changing the World
By International Youth Foundation
This book spotlights the efforts of young leaders who are addressing a host of urgent global challenges: poverty, violence, racism, environmental destruction, and civic apathy, to name only a few. Each young person profiled provides insights on strategies that can help ensure the success of an initiative, while reflecting on the rich personal rewards of giving back. Woven throughout the book are quotes from human rights advocates, political leaders, corporate CEOs, and journalists — all recognizing and endorsing the powerful contributions of today’s youth! to improving the lives of others.
The Giving Book: Open the Door to A Lifetime of Giving
By Ellen Sabin, Illustrated by Karen Barbas
Written for young readers ages 6 to 11, this book provides a unique, interactive process that allows parents, teachers or friends to help children understand giving and participate in a stimulating experience. Serving as a journal and resource, the book helps children record their ideas, dreams and wishes for the world --making them the authors of their stories and creating a "scrapbook" of their journey into compassion, philanthropy and the power of their actions.
The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
By Barbara A. Lewis
This new edition of Free Spirit’s best-selling youth service guide includes a refreshed “Ten Steps to Successful Service Projects” plus hundreds of up-to-date ideas for projects—from simple to large-scale. At a time when U.S. President Barack Obama has called for increased participation in community service, this revitalized book is sure to find a whole new audience of eager young change-makers.
Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World*
By Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger
For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life and moving stories drawn from more than a decade of their experience as international change-makers, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out.
Simon and Schuster
Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World
By Homa Sabet TavangarIn today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Ballantine BooksISBN: 9780345506542
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson The Voice of a Century
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Pictures by Brian SelznickMost people know of Marian Anderson from her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story.
Like the operatic arias Marian would come to sing, Pam Muñoz Ryan's text is as moving as a libretto, and Caldecott Honor medalist Brian Selznick's pictures are as exquisitely detailed and elaborately designed as a stage set. The woman who emerges most profoundly from their harmonious biography is a role model of courage, for even in the face of enormous obstacles Marian maintained her grace and dignity and fulfilled her dreams.
Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
By Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard, Ph.D.The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. AnchorISBN: 0385497679
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom
By Bettye Stroud, Illustrated by Erin Susanne BennettThe images stitched into Hannah's patchwork quilt lead to secret signposts on the Underground Railroad as she and her father take flight from slavery on a perilous path to freedom.Candlewick PressISBN: 9780763635190
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
By Deborah Hopkinson, Pictures by James RansomeAs a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect. Dragonfly BooksISBN-10: 0679874720