Incredible stories of Black civil rights leaders for kids ages 8 to 12
The Civil Rights Movement was an organized effort by Black Americans to claim the fundamental rights that the U.S. government had denied them—even long after slavery had ended. This collection of biographies for kids explores 15 civil rights leaders and the extraordinary things they accomplished in the face of huge challenges. See how these men and women bravely stood up for what’s right and laid the foundation for future generations to live more freely and equally.
This standout among Black history books for kids illustrates how these civil rights leaders:
- Helped end segregation—Learn how Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks helped to end unfair treatment in public transportation and beyond.
- Protested peacefully—Find out how James Meredith and Martin Luther King Jr. organized marches, boycotts, and sit-ins to demand equality.
- Used their voices—Discover how Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X spoke out against racism and created lasting change.
Introduce kids to the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement with these powerful biographies.
Age Range: 8 - 12