Picture Books

Nobody Gonna Turn Me ‘Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Picture book. By Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. 2008.
Stories and songs for upper elementary from the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1965.

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing

9780763638924Nobody Gonna Turn Me ‘Round is a strikingly illustrated, deftly written chronicle of several of the key players in the Civil Rights Movement. An excellent book to introduce students to the notion that it wasn’t only the Martin Luther Kings and Rosa Parks who made the movement, but many of the lesser-known but equally extraordinary people like Mose Right, Jo Ann Robinson, Diane Nash, and more.

ISBN: 9780763638924 | Published by Candlewick Press.