Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
by Russell Freedman
Grades 5 & up
A look at the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, including the events that led up to it and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was passed in large part due to the violence that surrounded it. Includes an epilogue about the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision taking away some of the power of that act. Illustrated with powerful black and white photographs throughout. Recommended for grades 5 and up.