Picture Books

Freedom School, Yes!

Picture book. By Amy Littlesugar. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. 2001. 40 pages.
Historical fiction about the 1964 Freedom Schools for upper elementary.

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity

9780399230066Based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, this sensitively illustrated children’s book describes the struggle of a freedom school against racist attacks from the perspective of a young African-American girl.

ISBN: 9780399230066 | Published by Philomel Books.