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KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

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Coleman, Evelyn WHITE SOCKS ONLY
Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.
1996 unpaged

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Evans, Freddi Williams A BUS OF OUR OWN
Although she really wants to go to school, walking the five miles is very difficult for Mable Jean and the other black children, so she tries to find a way to get a bus for them like the white children have. Based on real events in Mississippi. 1949.
2001 unpaged

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McKissack, Patricia GOIN' SOMEPLACE SPECIAL
In segregate 1950's Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
2001 unpaged

Miller, William THE BUS RIDE
A black child protests an unjust law in this story loosly based on Rosa Parks' historic decision not to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.
1998 unpaged

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Yezerski, Thomas TOGETHER IN PINECONE PATCH
A girl from Ireland and a boy from Poland overcome the prejudices held by the residents of the small American town to which they have emigrated. Pennsylvania possibly early 1900's.
1994 unpaged

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English, Karen FRANCIE
1940's Alabama. When the 16-year-old boy whom she tutors in reading is accused of attempting to murder a white man, Francie gets herself in serious trouble for her efforts at friendship.
1999 199 p.
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Fuqua, Jonathon Scott DARBY
In 1926, 9-year-old Darby Carmichael stirs up trouble in Marlboro County, South Carolina, when she writes a story for the local newspaper promoting racial equality.
2002 238 p.

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Meyer, Carolyn WHITE LILACS
In 1921, in Dillon, Texas, 12-year-old Rose Lee sees trouble threatening her black community when the whites decide to take the land there for a park and forcibly relocate the black families to an ugly stretch of territory outside the town.
1993 242 p.

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Rinaldi, Ann THE EDUCATION OF MARY
A LITTLE MISS OF COLOR, 1832

In 1832, Prudence Crandall begins admitting black girls to her exclusive Connecticut school, scandalizing white society and eventually causing her arrest and the closing of her school.
2000 243 p.

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Taylor, Mildred THE FRIENDSHIP
Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930's.
1987 53 p.

Taylor, Mildred MISSISSIPPI BRIDGE
During a heavy rainstorm in 1930's rural Mississippi, a 10- year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee Creek.
1990 62 p.

Taylor, Mildred THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS
In 1941, a black youth, sadistically teased by two white boys in rural Mississippi, severly injures one of them with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.
1990 290 p.

Taylor, Mildred THE WELL
David's Story

Despite the racial prejudice and injustice of the South in the early 1900s, the Logans share their well water with both white and African-American people until it is poisoned by vicious neighbors.
1995 92 p.

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