Holiday Closure & Civil Rights Books to Read

What better way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. than to read about Civil Rights! Here is a list of books you'll find in the Jackson Memorial Library catalog for both young readers and adults.

ADULT NON-FICTION

A Dream of Freedom:  The Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968 by Diane McWhorter

Carry Me Home:  Birminghan Alabama by Diane McWhorter

The Edge of Disaster:  Rebuilding a Resilient Nation  by Stephen E. Flynn

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

Martin Luther King Jr.:  Leader of Civil Rights by Michael Schuman

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION

In Defense of Liberty:  The Story of the American Bill of Rights by Russell Freedman

Medgar Evers  by Ann Weil

Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

FICTION

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

A Most Wanted Man by John Lecarrae

BIOGRAPHY

Dream Makers, Dream Breakers:  The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall by Carl Rowan

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Carson Clayborne

Michelle:  A Biography by Liza Munda