Text Set AssignmentAmanda Smith
The book that I chose for my Literature Circle group was “Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit
Ins”. It is a fictional picture book that was written from the point of view of a young black girl who was living
during the time of segregation and the Civil Rights movement. For this text set assignment I located booksthat had to do with the Civil Rights Movement and major leaders who had a great impact. I used the TeachersResource Center in Joyner library as well as online resources such as goodreads.com and amazon.com tosearch for books related to my topic. I learned that there is an entire section in the TRC dedicated to the CivilRights movement and African American authors called the Ronnie Barnes section. I was able to find most of my books in this section.Rappaport, D., & Collier, B. (2001).
Martin's big words: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
.New York: Hyperion Books for Children.Pinkney, A. D., Pinkney, J. B., Casal, L., Harris, P. A., & Little, Brown and Company. (2010).
Sit-in: How four friends stood up by sitting down
. New York: Little, Brown.This is a biographical picture book about
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life. It
includes many quotes from some of hismost famous speeches to describe hislife. This book also includes a timelineof his life that would be very beneficialfor students who are more visuallearners.Grades 2-4This is an informational picture bookthat was written to honor the 50
anniversary of the infamous sit-in at
iner in Greensboro, NC byfour college friends. They became
inspired by MLK’s speech in their
hometown and by taking action, theyinspired others to get involved in thecivil rights movement by makingpeaceful and non-violent protests.Grades 3-4