|Picture Book Reviews (Grades K-3)|
This book features very vivid, colorful, and expressive illustrations and captures the essence of Rosa Parks historic stand . This book informs readers about Rosa Park's life and her historical significance, characterizing Rosa Parks as a political leader and role model of the Civil Rights Movement.
This book recounts the story of W. W. Law and his fight against segregation in Savannah, Georgia. Until his death on July, 29, 2002, he fought tirelessly for civil rights to end racial discrimination and fight for justice. He also served on the board of directors of the NAACP for thirty years. This book features different scenes from W. W. Law's childhood as well as scenes from the times of segregation.
Riding to Washington
This is the story of a white father and daughter from Indiana who were determined to put racial separatism behind them. They joined a group of African-American civil rights advocates to listen to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. The illustrations are very life-like and detailed making the story feel realistic to both children and adults. The book is also narrated by the voice of the young, white girl who is experiencing the political change for the first time.
Reviews by: Kamala Hodgson.