Top 10 Books About the Civil Rights Era


Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. I would like to take a moment to post the top 10 book written about the Civil Rights era. They are all fantastic reads and well worth picking up.

1. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

5. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

6. I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World by Martin Luther King Jr.

7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

8. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

9. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

10. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson


1 Comment

  1. I love all the books on this list!

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