Fall 2022

Focus on Civil Rights Sit-Ins

From the Series History in Pictures (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The civil rights movement started in the mid-1950s. Fueled heavily by young adults, the movement saw many people protest to demand equal rights for Black people. Through photographs from the time, learn about the many individuals and groups who fought for change, from Freedom Riders to the Greensboro Four to the Tougaloo Nine. Then discover the civil rights movement’s connection to modern issues and see how today’s youth activists continue leading the way.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-7284-2350-0
$21.99
978-1-7284-6285-1
$9.99
978-1-7284-7015-3
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025210, JNF053140, JNF071000
Dewey 323.0973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1110
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and Timeline

Author: Cicely Lewis

Cicely Lewis is a school librarian with a passion for creating lovers of reading. She was named the 2020 National Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal and Scholastic, a 2019 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and the 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Penguin Random House (PRH). In 2017, she started the Read Woke challenge in response to the shootings of young unarmed black people, the repeal of DACA, and the lack of diversity in young adult literature. A native of Mississippi, she currently resides in Georgia with her Anime loving husband, Michael and two rambunctious children, Tristan and Trinity. When she is not reading, you can find Cicely writing for her bi-monthly column in the School Library Journal where she shares her book recommendations.

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