Civil Rights: Women Who Made a Difference

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978-1-338-84062-9
From the first attempts to end slavery in the 1800s to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, women were in the forefront of the struggle to achieve equality for Black Americans. Rosa Parks in Montgomery and Viola Desmond in Canada both sparked effective mass movements that led to change, while other women led the way in educating Black voters and organizing protests such as lunch-counter sit-ins and the Freedom Rides. As soon as they could, Black women played an active role in local, state, and federal government, paving the way for more women of color than ever to sit in the U.S. Congress. This book tells the stories of the pioneers who made this possible.
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Written by Janel Rodriguez
ISBN 978-1-338-84062-9
Key Features
  • An introduction provides context for the twelve biographies featured in each book
  • A Super SHEro of History datafile highlights key aspects of featured women and their achievements
  • Daily Life With… explains how women lived and the conditions they faced
  • What Would You Do? questions encourage readers to think creatively about history-making women
  • Did You Know? features explore historical ideas, events, or people in additional detail
  • Pictorial timeline highlights major achievements of the featured women
  • Includes a map of important locations
  • Table of Contents, captions, glossary, index and further reading expose readers to classic library nonfiction text features
Series No
Item # 743252
Imprint Children's Press
Copyright 2023
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 7 1/4 x 8 3/8
Pages 48
Ages 8, 9, 10
Dewey 323.092/2 B
Grades K - 2
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