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Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Young Readers

Bridges, R. (1999). Through my eyes. New York: Scholastic. Grades 1-4.

From a six-year-old perspective, the story is told of Ruby who is the first African-American student to integrate a New Orleans public elementary school in 1960.

Coles, R. (1995/2000). The story of Ruby Bridges. New York: Scholastic. Grades 1-4.

Noted research psychiatrist tells the story of Ruby Bridges, the sole African-American child who integrated a New Orleans elementary school after court-order desegregation in 1960.

Goodman, S. E. (2016). The first step: How one girl put segregation on trial. New York: Bloomsbury. Grades 1-2.

In 1847, an African American girl named Sarah Roberts attended school in Boston. One day she was told she could never come back because the school was for white children only. Roberts v. City of Boston was the first case challenging our legal system to outlaw segregated schools.

Rappaport, D. (2005). The school is not white!: A true story of the civil rights movement. New York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children. Grades 2-4.

This is a true story of what occurred in a small Mississippi town in the 1960s when a family of sharecroppers wanted their eight children to have an equal opportunity for a good education and sent them to the all-white schools.

Pinkney, A. D. (2011). Dear America: The diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson (With the Might of

Angels). New York: Scholastic. Grades 3-7.

Summary: In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead.