Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

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Fiction (Young Adult)

Moore, Yvette. Freedom Songs. New York: Puffin, 1992.
An African American girl from Brooklyn, New York, encounters new prejudices when she travels with her family to North Carolina in 1963.

Myers, Walter Dean. The Glory Field. New York: Scholastic, 1994.
The history of an African American family begins with the capture and enslavement of a young boy in Africa in the eighteenth century and goes through the trials and successes of his descendents in America.

Shange, Ntozake. Betsey Brown: A Novel. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.
Betsey struggles to overcome prejudice when she transfers into an all-white school.

Taylor, Mildred D. The Gold Cadillac: A Fancy New Car and an Unforgettable Drive. New York: Puffin, 1988.
Lois loves her father’s brand new car. But when her family drives down to Mississippi to visit relatives, Lois finds that the new car brings only suspicion and anger from the white people in town.