We are pleased to suggest educational resources for parents to teach their children about the beautiful racial differences they notice in people. This page will be updated periodically with recommendations by Coming to the Table facilitator Kimberley Hundley, a retired Nationally Board Certified teacher.
Fall Suggested Books
ABC's of Equality
This best selling book offers simple explanations and engaging artwork to teach young children how to navigate the world we live in from A to Z.
A sturdy and colorful 9 x 9 picture book that equips parents and children to uproot racism in our society and ourselves. It includes discussion prompts to help readers pause to reflect on unconscious bias in their lives.
An irrestible and timely 7 x 7 board book with flaps, that creatively depicts today's feminists as babies and toddlers. Ruth Bader Ginseng, Michelle Obama, Billie Jean King, Mae Jemison are featured.
Winter Suggested Books
On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington. The historic march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. In We March, award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans combines easy to read text with compelling illustrations, to bring the thrill of the day to life for the youngest reader.
Let The Children March
In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested laws that kept black and white people separated. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world. Frank Morrison's emotive oil-on-canvas paintings bring this historical event to life, while Monica Clark-Robinson's moving and poetic words document this remarkable time.
The Teachers March
On January 22, 1965, Black teachers in Selma, Alabama left their classrooms and took a stand for the right to vote. Led by Reverend F.D. Reese they marched to the county courthouse. This well-documented book by noted nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace includes insights from their last interviews with Reverend Reese before his death in 2018, as well as interviews with several teachers and their family members. Their story is especially important today.
We've Got A Job
The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history seen through the eyes of four young people at the center of the action.
The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March was a turning point in American history. The children succeeded ―where adults had failed―in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America.
Author Cynthia Levinson recreates the events from a new and very personal perspective.
The Youngest Marcher
The Youngest Marcher is the remarkable story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. Nine year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan, she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a--il!
A Ride To Remember
In the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. A Ride to Remember tells the story of how Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and in August, 1963 because a community came together to make a change. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors’ notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.