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Books on To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird
Call #: 813 HAR edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Bloom’s modern critical interpretations

Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird
Call #: 813 TO edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Modern critical interpretations

Harper Lee : a twentieth-century life
Call #: B LEE Madden, Kerry.
Series: Up close

I am Scout : the biography of Harper Lee
Call #: B LEE Shields, Charles J., 1951-

Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee
Call #: B LEE Shields, Charles J., 1951-

Books on the Civil Rights Movement

The freedom summer murders
Call #: 323 MIT Mitchell, Don, 1957-
Published 2014

He had a dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement
Call #: 323 SCH Schulke, Flip.
Published 1995

Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington
Call #: 323.092 ARE Aretha, David.
Published 2013

Extraordinary people of the civil rights movement
Call #: 323.092 HAR Hardy, Sheila Jackson.
Published 2007
March. Book one
Call #: 323.1 LEW Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-
Published 2013

Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement
Call #: 323.119 BOW Bowers, Rick, 1952-
Published 2010

The Montgomery Bus Boycott : milestone of the civil rights movement
Call #: 323.119 MAR Marsico, Katie, 1980-
Published 2012

We’ve got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
[ Book ] Call #: 323.119 TUC Levinson, Cynthia.
Published 2012
Reading Level: 7.1 Interest Level: 5-8
1 of 1 available

Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott
Call #: 323.1196 FRE Freedman, Russell.
Published 2006

Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don’t you grow weary
Call #: 323.1196 PAR Partridge, Elizabeth.
Published 2009

Eyes on the prize : America’s civil rights years, 1954-1965
Call #: 323.4 WIL Williams, Juan.
Published 1987
Plessy v. Ferguson : separate but equal?
Call #: 342.73 FIR Fireside, Harvey.
Published 1997

Student’s guide to landmark congressional laws on civil rights
Call #: 342.73 POH Pohlmann, Marcus D., 1950-
Published 2002

Brown v. Board of Education : equal schooling for all
Call #: 344.73 FIR Fireside, Harvey.
Published 1994

Brown v. Board of Education : integrating America’s schools
Call #: 344.73 MCN McNeese, Tim.
Published 2007

General Background Information
The Great Depression

America 1930sAmerica in the 1930s: Timeline and overview of life in the Depression from UVA.

Jim Crow, Segregation and the Klan

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow from PBS:  “Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, “Jim Crow” came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States.”

Jim Crow Laws: Laws on entertainment, education, housing, etc. by state.

A Brief History of Jim Crow: Overview from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Race Relations in the 1930s and 1940s: Overview and related documents from the Library of Congress.

Plessy v Ferguson: Easy to understand summary of the case, decision, resources and multimedia from the Texax Bar.

Plessy V Ferguson: Overview from Supreme Court Landmark Cases.

Ku Kllux Klan: from the Southern Poverty Law Center

Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys Trials: Chronology, accounts, biographies, decisions and more from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Prezi Comparison of Scottsboro Boys Trial with Tom Robinson’s Trial

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Overview: Article from Scholastic.

Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education: A history of school segregation from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Montgomery Bus Boycott: The story of Rosa Parks and the bus boycotts from the Encylopedia of Alabama.

Freedom Rides: Martin Luther King’s efforts to end segregation with freedom rides, from the King Encyclopedia at Stanford University.

The March on Washington: The story of King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and the historic march from

The Little Rock School Crisis: Overview of the desegration of Little Rock High from the University of Georgia.

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