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BHM Series #11: Read about Everyday American Civil Rights Heroes

In honor of Black History Month, I’m reposting this previous series. A few years ago, (2015 to be exact!) I challenged myself to write 28 posts highlighting African-American History. This year I finally reached my goal!!! Check out my original post below which appeared on February 16, 2015. To see more posts in this series, click here.

Everyday American Civil Rights Heroes: Kids Books About Regular People Who Dared to Stand Up from A Book Long Enough

It’s important to learn that every day, people make choices to support human rights. Here’s a great list from the blog: A Book Long Enough sharing some great books for kids celebrating everyday American heroes and heroines that supported racial equity.

Here’s what the blog has to say:

You’ve heard of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Crazy Horse, and Cesar Chavez. Your kids may have, too. They’re certainly people worth knowing about. But what about non-famous, everyday American people who exhibited enormous courage in the face of racism, discrimination, and segregation? And how about fictional characters that give us a bird’s eye view of incredible bravery? Below are non-fiction and fiction titles, for kids of all ages, that teach young people about unknown people who dared to fight for civil rights.

Read more here.

Related Reads: Click here to view more posts in this series.

Who inspires you?  Help me reach my goal of 28 posts and email me or post your great resources in the comments below.

My homework assignment: Inspired by an SNL’s skit, I challenged myself to write 28 posts highlighting African-American culture and heritage (roughly one for each day of the month)… Do you have a great resource to share? Post it in the comments or email me!


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2 thoughts on “BHM Series #11: Read about Everyday American Civil Rights Heroes

    1. My pleasure! I LOVE it and am so glad I found your blog! Thank you so much for your work in sharing great DIVERSE books!

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