Resource Type: Books: Non-Fiction

Below is a collection of our recommended non-fiction books for readers at middle school level and above. You can find non-fiction illustrated books for children in our Picture Books collection.

Freedom Summer

Book — Non-fiction. By Bruce Watson. 2010. 384 pages.
A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi.
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Freedom’s Shore

Book — Non-fiction. By Russell Duncan. 1986. 192 pages.
Freedom’s Shore tells the incredible story of Tunis Campbell, a Northern abolitionist minister who heads South after the Civil War to help freedpeople in Georgia.
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From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

Book — Non-fiction. By John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. 2010 (Ninth Edition). 710 pages.
Charts the journey of African Americans from their origins in Africa, through slavery and struggles for freedom, various migrations, and the continuing quest for racial equality.
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