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Language Arts Resources - Grades K – 5

Text Set of Picture Books: Social Acceptance and Respect

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
I Love My Hair by
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka
Black is Brown is Tan by Arnold Adoff
The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas
Hats Off to Hair by Virginia Kroll 


Text Set of Picture Books: Integration / Segregation / Civil Rights

Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls
Heroes for Civil Rights by David A. Adler
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
The School is Not White! by Doreen Rappaport
White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreeen Rappaport


Text Set of Picture Books: Slavery

Priscilla & the Hollyhocks by Anne Broyles
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud
Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
The Underground Railroad for Kids by Mary Kay Carson
Enemies of Slavery by David A. Adler 


Text Set of Picture Books: Picture Book Biographies

A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglas by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of Soujourner Truth by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Adler 


Reading Rockets: Books and Authors

Patricia and Frederick McKissack
Christopher Myers
Walter Dean Myers
 
OTHER LINKS:
Teaching with Documents: Brown v. Board of Education w/ suggested lesson plan
Slavery and the Making of America ( PBS)
The Underground Railroad 
African American World