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Through My Eyes


  • Sepia-toned period photographs join the sidebars in rounding out Bridges’s account. But Bridges’s words, recalling a child’s innocence and trust, are more vivid than even the best of the photos. Like poetry or prayer, they melt the heart.
    Publishers Weekly


Adler, David A. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday House, 2001.

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Rosa Parks. Holiday House, 1993.

Coles, Robert. The Story of Ruby Bridges. Scholastic, 1995.

Curtis, Gavin. The Bat Boy & His Violin. Simon & Schuster, 1998.

English, Karen. Francie. Farrar, 1999.

Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Holiday House, 2006.

Freedman, Russell. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. Clarion, 2004.

Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Henry Holt, 2005.

Golenbock, Peter. Teammates. Harcourt, 1990.

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice. Farrar/Kroupa, 2009.

Hoose, Phillip. We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History. Farrar, 2001.

Lynch, Chris. Gold Dust. HarperCollins, 2000.

Lorbiecki, Marybeth. Sister Anne’s Hands. Dial, 1998.

Martin, Ann M. Belle Teal. Scholastic, 2001.

McWhorter, Diane. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968. Scholastic, 2004.

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Mayfield Crossing. Putnam, 1993.

Parks, Rosa with Jim Haskins. I Am Rosa Parks. Dial, 1997.

Partridge, Elizabeth. Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary. Viking, 2009.

Rappaport, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words. Hyperion, 2001.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. When Marian Sang. Scholastic, 2002.

Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Dial, 1976.