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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

School Desegregation in Children’s Literature

by The Bookologist

In this month’s “From the Editor,” Marsha Qualey share’s scholar Rudine Sims Bishop’s observation that while there are many nonfiction books for children and YAs about the civil rights events of the 1950s, not too many authors have tackled the topics in fiction. One exception might be school desegregation/integration,which is the focus of this month’s timeline. We’ve included one of the first books to deal with desegregation after Brown vs. The Board of Education (1954), a few from the boundary-pushing era of “problem novels,” and some recent titles, which are of course also problem novels (what novel isn’t!) but with flashier covers. 

Oh–and one picture book. Enjoy.

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