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1960s & Civil Rights

Updated: Feb 3, 2019


1960s, Civil Rights Movement, The Kennedys, Space Age


1960s


Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Author: Kathleen Krull

Illustrator: David Diaz

Pub: HMH, 2000

Grade Level: Preschool-3


Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Author: Kathleen Krull

Illustrator: Th Morales

Pub: HMH BFYR , 2003

Grade Level: Preschool-3


Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers

Author: Sarah Warren

Illustrator: Robert Casilla

Pub: Two Lions, 2012

Grade Level: 1-3



Civil Rights Movement


The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

Author: Cynthia Levinson

Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Pub: Atheneum BFYR, 2017

Grade Level: K-5


Let the Children March

Author: Monica Clark-Robinson

Illustrator: Frank Morrison

Pub: HMH, 2018

Grade Level: 1-4


If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

Author-Illustrator: Faith Ringgold

Pub: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 1999

Grade Level: Preschool-3


Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Doreen Rappaport

Illustrator: Bryan Collier

Pub: Hyperion, 2001

Grade Level: 1-3


Freedom Summer

Author: Deborah Wiles

Illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue

Pub: Aladdin, 2005

Grade Level: Preschool-3




The Kennedys


A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech

Author: Shana Corey

Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie

Pub: NorthSouth Books, 2017

Grade Level: 2-3


Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy

Author: Doreen Rappaport

Illustrator: Matthew Todd Borgens

Pub: Disney-Hyperion, 2010

Grade Level: K-3


Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare

Author-Illustrator: Gene Barretta

Pub: Henry Holt, 2016

Grade Level: 1-2


Just Being Jackie

Author: Margaret Cardilo

Illustrator: Julia Denos

Pub: Balzer+Bray, 2018

Grade Level: Preschool-3


When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacquline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon

Author: Natasha Wing

Illustrator: Alexandra Boiger

Pub: HMH BYFR, 2017

Grade Level: 1-4




Space Age


Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Author-Illustrator: Brian Floca

Pub: Atheneum, 2009

Grade Level: Preschool-5


Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Illustrator: Laura Freeman

Pub: HarperCollins, 2018

Grade Level: Preschool-3


One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong

Author-Illustrator: Don Brown

Pub: HMH BFYR, 2001

Grade Level: Preschool-3


One Giant Leap

Author: Robert Burleigh

Illustrator: Mike Wimmer

Pub: Philomel, 2009

Grade Level: 1-3


Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Author: Helaine Becker

Illustrator: Tiemdow Phumiruk

Grade Level: K-4


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