Civil Rights Struggles around the World

At certain moments in the struggle to achieve civil rights, an iconic gesture or event can galvanize a people to make a leap toward their goal. This series begins with just such gestures or events—whether they are something as simple as gathering salt or sitting at a lunch counter. Each book then elaborates on that gesture, bringing the focus to the big picture of the struggle, including those who were the struggle’s main players, what they eventually achieved, and what their enduring legacy has been.

Cover: Gay Power!: The Stonewall Riots and the Gay Rights Movement, 1969
Cover: Today the World Is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957
Cover: You Are Now on Indian Land: The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Civil Rights Struggles around the World — eBook Set
Civil Rights Struggles around the World — Library Bound Set
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  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Equal Rights Is Our Minimum Demand: The Women's Rights Movement in Iran, 2005 1030
Gay Power!: The Stonewall Riots and the Gay Rights Movement, 1969 1040 7.8
Open the Jail Doors — We Want to Enter: The Defiance Campaign against Apartheid Laws, South Africa, 1952 1150
Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, United States, 1960s 1100
The Force Born of Truth: Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt March, India, 1930 1000
Today the World Is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957 1110
We Are Not Beasts of Burden: Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike, California, 1965-1970 1150 9.1
We Stand as One: The International Ladies Garment Workers Strike, New York, 1909 1090
Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989 1010 8.4
You Are Now on Indian Land: The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969 1030 8.1
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019