The anniversary re-release of Freedom Summer—an account of the touching friendship of a white and a black boy in the 1960s segregated American south—happens this summer. No matter which edition of this important book your child reads, it's sure to hit a deep emotional vein (ages 4–8).
7 Kids Books in Honor of MLK Day
On January 20, we celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Sure, it's a day off from school, but it's also a time to learn about one of the greatest activists of the last century, along with the broader history of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and its other key players. These recent releases will get kids of all ages thinking hard about what freedoms are worth fighting for, and why.