EVERYDAY HEROES. Check out one of these books if you want to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. These books (which are available in the Young Adult Department) about the Civil Rights era contain universal themes.
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
We Troubled the Waters by Ntozake Shange
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
How do we recognize and address our own prejudices? How do we make social change happen? How do we find the strength to overcome adversity and do what we know to be right? How can one person change the world?