Civil Rights

  • Civil & Human Rights
  • United States History - 20th Century - 1945 to 2000

Civil Rights Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature

This volume in the "Witness to History" series allows readers to visit the compelling events that led to the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country. With an explanation of primary and secondary sources used in reconstructing past events, the author focuses on events that occurred in the tumultuous 60's but includes discussion on slavery in this country. The balanced and well researched account uses historical facts, actual photos, but most convincingly, personal accounts of experiences from the diaries of slaves, activists and victims of discrimination. Written primarily for old elementary and middle school students, this powerful book need frequent reading by all to remind us that the struggle for minorities to receive equal treatment under the law continues to this day. Relevant vocabulary is defined in the included glossary and the timeline, index and resources for further study make this a valuable asset for the classroom. 2003, Heinemann Library, Ages 9 to 12.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

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