Written by Jacqueline Woodson. Published by the Penguin Group in 2014.
Jacqueline Woodson grew up in both South Carolina and New York, and never knew which place to fully call home. In a beautiful collection of poems, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African-American girl in the 1960s and 1970s. Each poem is as lovely and touching as the last and gives an honest and true depiction of what it was like to live during that emotionally-charged time. This book has won a number of awards including the National Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Award as well as being a Newberry Honor Book. This book will make an excellent addition to any civil rights unit.
This has a bunch of resources including lesson plans, and interviews with the author.
This is a very in depth lesson plan that corresponds to specific passages in the book.