Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a leading figure in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s the perfect time to reflect on his life and achievements, as well as all the other great fighters in the struggle for equality.
This week’s featured teen booklist includes non-fiction books about the Civil Rights Movement. You can learn more about Dr. King and his contributions, but there are also books about the many other events, heroes, and tragedies of that time period, including the Emmett Till murder, the Montgomery bus boycott, the march on Selma, and the desegregation of schools.
The list also includes some poetry, memoir, and even a graphic novel. Check out something and learn more about those who fought for the freedoms you enjoy today.