Civil Rights and Social Justice for Kids

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Article is in the Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction African American, Historical, Diversity, and categories.

This booklist contains books that are all about Civil Rights and Social Justice for kids.

For adult titles on a similar theme, try Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Civil Rights History

Best for Ages 7 and Up


JP 306.846 Alko The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

J 92 Ginsburg I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

J 92 Hamer Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

JP 92 Holliday Strange Fruit: Billie Holliday and the Power of a Protest Song

JP 92 King, Martin Luther III My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

J Bryan Freedom Over Me

JP Hopkinson Steamboat School

JP Levine Henry’s Freedom Box

JP Littlesugar Freedom School, Yes!

JP Weatherford Freedom in Congo Square

JP Winter Lillian’s Right to Vote

Kids for Social Justice

JP 323.11 Hooks If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement

JP 323.11 Levinson The Youngest Marcher

J 379.263 Tonatiuh Seperate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for Desegregation

J 92 Yeboah Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

JP Johnson A Sweet Smell of Roses

JP Meyer New Shoes

J Milway Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World

JP Verde Water Princess


Ages 9 and Up

J Burg Unbound

J Draper Stella by Starlight

J Frank Armstrong and Charlie

J Khan Amina’s Voice