For more on voting rights, visit Zinn Education Project and Civil Rights Teaching for free downloadable lessons and recommended resources. In particular, see Who Gets to Vote? Teaching About the Struggle for Voting Rights in the United States.
See more recommended titles: Civil Rights Teaching: SNCC, Civil Rights for the classroom, Mississippi.
Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk(*).
Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency
By Sudipta Bardhan Quallen, Courtney A Martin
Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story *
By Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Bettye Stroud, John Holyfield (Illustrator)
The Teachers March! How Selma's Teachers Changed History *
By Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement*
By Carole Boston Weatherford
One Person, No Vote (YA Edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally
By Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden
Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days
By Sheyann Webb, Rachel West Nelson, and Frank Sikora
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Teaching Story from a D.C. Educator: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
African American Women and the Vote, 1837–1965
By Ann D. Gordon (Editor), Joyce A. Berkman (Editor), John H. Bracey (Editor)
For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
By Lisa Anderson Todd
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
Persistence: Evelyn Butts and the African American Quest for Full Citizenship and Self-Determination
By Kenneth Cooper Alexander
Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements
By Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold, Sylvia Braselmann
Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching: A Resource Guide for Classrooms and Communities
By Deborah Menkart (Editor)
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