Monday, February 16, 2015

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colon

In Paula Young Shelton's beautifully illustrated children's book Child of the Civil Rights Movement, she recounts her first hand experience growing up in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.

As the daughter of the civil rights leader, Andrew Young, Paula takes readers back to the historical Deep South where Black Americans aren't allowed to eat in most restaurants, drink from the same water fountains as White Americans, or sit at the front of the bus. As a child, Paula witness meetings and discussions held by civil rights leaders, participates in the march from Selma to Montgomery, and warmly refers to Martin Luther King, Jr. as "Uncle Martin." 

Pick up this book today if you're looking for a powerful and informative book for kids.

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