Civil Rights Movement

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This title examines an important historic event - the civil rights movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of racism and civil rights in the United States from slavery to segregation, the roles the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration at Little Rock Central High School, and the Birmingham campaign played in the movement, key African-American activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF018010, JNF025210, JNF053140
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2011-08-01
ISBN 9781617830983, 9781617878435
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 323.1196
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
ATOS Reading Level 7.6
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 155116
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
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Civil Rights Movement (Essential Events) – Booklist

An opening chapter on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington sets the scene for the dramatic struggles and triumphs to come in this entry in the Essential Events series. A final chapter looks at the impact of the movement on society today and remaining gaps in equality. Complemented by evocative color and black-and-white photographs, the book also includes sidebars with further information on court cases, individuals, and related actions.