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The Accidental Book: Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America

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What began as an attempt to write a series of lesson plans for the WooJr.com ended with a full-on book for children and parents who are interested in learning and discussing about racism in this county. This two-year journey has taken me on a heartbreaking trip through hurt, anger, sadness, and often hopelessness and I tried to explain what has lead us to the very rough present.

I hope that you find this worthy of your discussions and that it motivates you and your children to fight for equality.

Book cover for Civil Rights Then and Now by Kristina Daniele

Take a crash course in the social justice issues that keep the United States from realizing its promise of equality!

This civil right book for kids is simultaneously a guide for parents and educators who worry about broaching the topics of racism, discrimination, and prejudice. Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America presents the reader with facts, biographies, and landmark supreme court cases in an easily digestible manner and within a historical context. The minor editorializing helps to guide readers to understand the events that have shaped the United States and then challenges them to become advocates for change. Included in this book are vocabulary lists, questions for comprehension and discussion, and even essay/journaling prompts.

This information-packed social justice book and civil rights timeline introduces readers to a selection of many critical civil rights movement events in black history. From the embarrassing origins of Slavery to the modern struggle against systemic and overt oppression, this book will spark conversations about subjects that we can no longer afford to ignore.

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