What Is the Civil Rights Movement?

ISBN-10: 1524792306
ISBN-13: 9781524792305
Author: Smith, Sherri L.
Illustrated by: Foley, Tim
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: December 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 112

Series: What Is...? (Penguin)

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 840L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

Relive the moments when African Americans fought for equal rights, and made history. Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hundred years later. They couldn't go to the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same bathrooms as white people. But by the 1950s, black people refused to remain second-class citizens and were willing to risk their lives to make a change. Author Sherri L. Smith brings to life momentous events through the words and stories of people who were on the frontlines of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This book also features the fun black-and-white illustrations and engaging 16-page photo insert that readers have come love about the What Was? series!
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