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If you could recommend a book to K-12 teachers to use to teach civil rights topics to your students what would it be? What book or digital resource would you recommend to help students make sense of the Confederate Flag takedown this summer? Is there a book or resource that you know of that might help students process events such as the Charleston church massacre? 

Please add to the #CharlestonBib, a crowd sourced resource being compiled to benefit school librarians, teachers and students across our state and nation.

Add your resource here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BUb82RJHHqjTfDLaaQihfJxz2vMjvlTNG3bHJsX1Qwc/edit

Below is a partial listing of the titles submitted so far by school librarians, authors, public librarians and more. Click and fill out the form to add your own title or contact Jennifer Tazerouti at [email protected] or Dr. Karen Gavigan at [email protected] 

Presentations about this SCASL-sponsored project will be made at the conferences of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA), the North Carolina Association of School Librarians (NCSLMA), and the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) this fall, as well as our SCASL conference this spring. 

THANK YOU to all of the teachers, school librarians and authors who have contributed to this list so far! Your names will be listed on the final publication of the bibliography and at the conference presentations that we will be making. 

Please share the link to our crowd sourced bibliography and urge others to participate. Our Twitter hashtag is #charlesonbib. 

Brown Girl Dreaming Jaqueline Woodson Middle
President Lyndon B. Johnson Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Mae Bowen/The White House Blog Middle, High School
Toward the Meeting of the Waters Winfred B. Moore Jr., Orville Vernon Burton High School
March Book 1+2 John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell Middle, High School
A Sweet Smell of Roses Angela Johnson Elementary
Freedom on the Menu Carol Boston Weatherford Elementary
The Other Side Jacqueline Woodson Elementary
The Laura Line Crystal Allen Middle
Uncommon courage: the story of Briggs V. Elliott, South Carolina's unsung civil rights battle Clyburn, James Middle, High School
When will I get in? Price, Sean Elementary, Middle
Road Trip! Through SC Civil Rights History (1940s - 1970s) http://www.knowitall.org/roadtrip/ Middle, High School
SC African American 2015 History Calendar AT&T of SC http://scafricanamerican.com/download/ Elementary, Middle, High School
Teachers' guide to Idella Bodie's SC Women ETV series SC ETV http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/13991 Elementary, Middle
Portrait of Civil Rights SC Department Parks, Recreation & Tourism http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/12029 Elementary, Middle, High School
Bitter Resistance: Clarendon County, SC Smithsonian http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/4-five/clarendon-county-1.html Elementary, Middle, High School
The Civil Rights Movement: An Illustrated History Brenda Scott Wilkinson Middle
A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till Stephen J. Whitfield High School
Not Separate, Not Equal Brenda Wilkinson Elementary, Middle
Through My Eyes Ruby Bridges Middle
A Heart Divided Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld Middle, High School
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Curtis, Christopher Paul Elementary, Middle
Freedom's Wings Sharon Dennis Wyeth Elementary
The Other Side Jacqueline Woodson Elementary, Middle
Unstoppable Octobia May Sharon G. Flake Elementary