Alabama Children’s Books – 16 Great Kids Books About Alabama

Books about Alabama

The Ultimate List of Books about Alabama for Children

Here are 16 great picture books about Alabama for children. Learn the history of the state – from voting rights, Birmingham Children’s March, Rosa Parks, John Lewis, quilt-making, and the Tuskegee airman – through books set in Alabama.

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Picture Books about Alabama

Never Too Old For Reaching Dreams

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and illustrated by Oge Mora

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter and Shane Evans

Never Too Young, Children’s Activism for Civil Rights Movement

Let the Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, by Cynthia Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton

 

Civil Rights Leaders in Childhood

(John Lewis was “the boy from Troy”, the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington in 1963. Rosa Parks was an NAACP activist who started the boycott of Mongomery buses in Alabama.)

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, by Jabari Asim and E.B. Lewis

When Rosa Parks Went Fishing, by Rachel Ruiz, illustrated by Chiara Fedele

Stories of Hope: Huntsville, Alabama

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass and E. B. Lewis

Monuments and Famous Places of Alabama

Alabama My Home Sweet Home, by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde

 

Montgomery Bus Boycott

Back of the bus, by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Dee Romito, illustrated by Laura Freeman

Alabama Quilting

The Quilts of Gee Bend, by Susan Goldman Rubin

Stitchin’ and pullin’ by Pat McKissack and Cozbi A. Cabrera

 

 

 

 

Birmingham Church

Birmingham Sunday, by Lary Dane Brimner (6th grade+)

Tuskegee Airmen

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jeffrey Boston Weatherford

Tuskegee University, an HBCU whose founder is Booker T. Washington

Hey Tuskegee! by Robert Constant

Inventors

Whoosh!, Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton and Don Tate

 

Alabama Vocabulary for Highlighting: 

  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Rosa Parks
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Children’s March in Birmingham, 1963
  • March on Selma, Alabama
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • University of Alabama

 

 

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