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FogMachine

The Fog Machine

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Susan Follett, 2014 Historical fiction set during Freedom Summer in Mississippi and Chicago.
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Revolution

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9
Deborah Wiles, 2014 More than just a novel, Revolution is, in effect, a time machine. Deborah Wiles’ first-person narrative of Sunny, a white teen living in Greenwood, Mississippi during the 1964 Freedom Summer is beautifully written and closely follows the actual historic events.
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Mississippi Bridge

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6
Mildred D. Taylor, 2000 Book set in Mississippi in the 1930s about racial injustice.
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Mississippi Trial, 1955

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Chris Crowe, 2003 Novel about the Emmett Till murder.
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Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Location: North Carolina    Grade Level: 2-4
Carole Boston Weatherford, 2007 Historical fiction in an upper elementary picture book about the Greensboro sit-ins.
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The Rock and the River

Location: Illinois    Grade Level: 7-9
Kekla Magoon, 2009 Coming-of-age story of two brothers in Chicago shows the close connections between the civil rights and black power movements.
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One Crazy Summer

Location: National, California    Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6, 7-9
Rita Williams-Garcia, 2010 The heartbreaking, funny tale of three young girls and the Black Panthers.
Mama's Window

Mama's Window

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6
Lynn Rubright, 2002 In a truly heartwarming yet unexpected ending, Mama’s Window shows us all the importance of hope, dreams, and finding a place to call home.
Crossing Bok Chitto

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 2-4
Tim Tingle, 2008 A picture book that highlights rarely discussed intersections between Native Americans in the South and African Americans in bondage.
The Return of Gabriel

The Return of Gabriel

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 7-9
John Armistead, 2002 Filled with suspense, The Return of Gabriel takes readers deep into a not-so-distant era of the 1960s.