The Autobiography of Malcolm X"In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley . In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time." Book description
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline WoodsonRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
Hair Love by Mathew A. Cherryuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.
Viola Desmond Won't be BudgedIn Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up tot the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was being asked to move because she was black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. The next day she was charged and fined but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules.