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History Highlight - The Civil Rights Movement

Today's History Highlight takes us to the Civil Rights Movement. Check out these resources and get hands-on with history.

The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities
Turck, Mary
Describes the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s and profiles important civil rights leaders. Includes suggested activities.

The Mighty Miss Malone
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Deza Malone, the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, accompanies her mother and older brother on a trip to find her father, an African American man who left to find work after the Great Depression hit. They end up in a Hooverville outside of Flint, Michigan, and her brother attempts to be a performer while Deza and her mother search for a home.

The Other Side
Woodson, Jacqueline
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.