Civil Rights Novels for middle-grade and young adult readers

A Listmania! list by Lyda Phillips "writerperson" (Silver Spring, MD United States)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
1.  The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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  "A Michigan family travels to Alabama, experiencing the humiliations of segregation, the joys of family and the horror of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church."
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
2.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
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  "A Depression-era black family struggles to save their land. A classic in Civil Rights literature for young readers."
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Devil on My Heels
3.  Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald
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The Return of Gabriel
4.  The Return of Gabriel by John Armistead
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The Red Rose Box
5.  The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods
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  "A girl gets spirited from Jim Crow Louisiana to a lush life in LA, but the tragedy of losing her parents makes the heroine long for her old home."
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Stuck Rubber Baby
6.  Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
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  "Graphic novel set in the 1960s in a time of both racism and homophobia."
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Betsey Brown: A Novel
7.  Betsey Brown: A Novel by Ntozake Shange
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  "An girl from an upwardly mobile black family in St. Louis is bused to an all-white school."
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Mr. Touchdown
8.  Mr. Touchdown by Lyda Phillips
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  "A star running back and his timid sister are told they will desegregate an all-white school. Set in Memphis, Tenn., in 1965."
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Just Like Martin
9.  Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis
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  "14-year-old Stone organizes a march after his friend's are killed in a church bombing."
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Freedom Songs (Puffin Book)
10.  Freedom Songs (Puffin Book) by Yvette Moore
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  "A Brooklyn girl raises money for her father who is a "Freedom Rider""
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The $66 Summer: A Novel of the Segregated South (Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature)
11.  The $66 Summer: A Novel of the Segregated South (Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature) by John Armistead
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