February is Black History Month, and this would be a great time to read Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson.
Inspired by the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, the children of Birmingham, Alabama wanted to help
in the the struggle for civil rights. The children knew their parents could not miss work to participate in peaceful protests, so they decided to march themselves. It was difficult, and some children even went to jail, but ultimately, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote. And, African American children got to play on the same playgrounds as white children, swim in the same swimming pools and eat at the same restaurants.