The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963Christopher Paul Curtis A humorous novel told from the point of view of ten-year old Kenny Watson. Kenny’s family lives in Flint, Michigan and they do not face discrimination in their everyday life. However, when his family travels south to Birmingham, Alabama to visit their Grandmother, their world is forever changed.
Leon’s StoryLeon WalterTillage Leon Tillage was born in 1936 and grow up in North Carolina during the time of Jim Crow laws. He was the second oldest of nine children and his parents were sharecroppers. Leon went to segregated schools, and his family was targeted by the Ku Klux Klan. As a young man, he and took part in the civil rights movement.
Through My EyesRuby Bridges After preview the pictures, what do you think this book is about?
Through My EyesRuby Bridges Through pictures and Ruby Bridges’s own words, this is the story of the 1960 integration of school in New Orleans, Louisiana when she was only six-years-old.
WitnessKaren Hesse This story takes place in 1924 in a small Vermont town and is told from the perspective from eleven citizens of the town whose stories intertwine when the Ku Klux Klan spreads into their town.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryMildred D. Taylor Nine-year-old Cassie Logan tells the story of growing up in segregated Mississippi. Cassie and her brothers cannot go to the same school as white children and are forced to walk an hour to and from school each day. Cassie’s family lives in constant fear of the Ku Klux Klan.
Exit Slip On the slip of paper I have provided you, write down one interesting fact you learned today or comment about the books. Also include the book(s) you wish to check out from the library.