Karen AndersonLittle Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013).

Harry S. AshmoreCivil Rights and Wrongs: A Memoir of Race and Politics, 1944-1994. (New York City: Pantheon Books, 1994).

James T. BakerBrooks Hays.  (Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 1990).

Numan V. BartleyThe Rise of Massive Resistance: Race and Politics in the South During the 1950’s.  (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1969).

Daisy BatesThe Long Shadow of Little Rock. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1987).

Stephanie Bayless, Obliged to Help: Adolphine Fletcher Terry and the Progressive South. (Little Rock: Butler Center Books, 2011).

Melba Pattillo Beals, I Will Not Fear: My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith under Fire. (Grand Rapids, MI; Baker Publishing Group, 2018).

Melba Pattillo Beals, March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine. (Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).

Melba Pattillo BealsWarriors Don’t Cry. (New York City: Washington Square Press, 1995).

Virgil BlossomIt Has Happened Here. (New York City: Harper & Brothers, 1959).

Vivion Lenon BrewerThe Embattled Ladies of Little Rock: 1958-1963, The Struggle to Save Public Education at Central High. (Fort Bragg, CA: Lost Coast Press, 1999).

Ralph Brodie and Marvin SchwartzCentral in Our Lives:  Voice from Little Rock Central High School 1957-59.  (Little Rock: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2008).

Robert L. BrownDefining Moments.  (Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 2010).

Herbert BrownellAdvising Ike: The Memoirs of Attorney General Herbert Brownell. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1993).

George M. CateThe Good Ground of Central High:  Little Rock Central High School and Legendary Coach Wilson Matthews.  (Little Rock: Central Arkansas Library System, 2008).

Will CountsA Life Is More than a Moment: The Desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High.  (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007).

Brian CoxTiger Pride: One Hundred Years of Little Rock Central High Football.  (Little Rock:  Arkansas Business, 2005).

Erin Krutko Devlin, Remember Little Rock. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).

Orval FaubusDown from the Hills. (Little Rock, Pioneer Press, 1980).

Tony A. Freyer, Little Rock on Trial: Cooper v. Aaron and School Desegregation. (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2007).

Sondra GordyFinding the Lost Year: What Happened When Little Rock Closed Its Public Schools. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009).

Richards Hansen with Thelma Mothershed Wair, Education Has No Color: The Story of Thelma Mothershed Wair, One of the Little Rock Nine. (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 2017).

Brooks HaysA Hotbed of Tranquility:  My Life in Five Worlds.  (New York City, MacMillan Press, 1968).

Brooks HaysPolitics Is My Parish: An Autobiography. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1981).

Brooks HaysA Southern Moderate Speaks. (Chapel Hill, UNC Press, 1959).

Elizabeth HuckabyCrisis at Central High, Little Rock, 1957-58. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1980).

Elizabeth JacowayTurn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, The Crisis That Shocked a Nation. (New York City: Free Press, 2007).

Elizabeth Jacoway and C. Fred Williams, ed., Understanding the Little Rock Crisis: An Exercise in Remembrance and Reconciliation. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999).

Jay JenningsCarry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City. (New York City: Rodale Books, 2010).

John A. KirkBeyond Little Rock: The Origins and Legacies of the Central High Crisis. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2007).

John A. Kirk, ed., An Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008).

Carlotta Walls LanierA Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School. (New York City: Random House Publishing, 2010).

Catherine M. LewisRace, Politics and Memory: A Documentary History of the Little Rock School Crisis. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2007).

Kekla MagoonToday the World is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957. (Minneapolis MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2011).   Recommended for grades 6 through 9

David MargolickElizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011).

Neil R. McMillenThe Citizens’ Council: Organized Resistance to the Second Reconstruction, 1954-1964. (Urbana-Champaign IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994).

Sara Alderman MurphyBreaking the Silence: Little Rock’s Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, 1958-1963. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997).

David A. NicholsA Matter of Justice:  Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution.  (New York City: Simon & Schuster, 2008).

Dunbar H. OgdenMy Father Said Yes: A White Pastor in Little Rock School Integration. (Nashville TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2008).

Mackie O’Hara and Alex Richardson, ed., Beyond Central, Toward Acceptance: A Collection of Oral Histories from Students of Little Rock Central High.  (Little Rock: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2010).

Laurie A. O’NeillLittle Rock: The Desegregation of Central High.  (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 1994).   Recommended for grades 4 through 8.

Kasey S. PipesIke’s Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality. (Los Angeles: World Ahead Publishing, 2007).

Roy ReedFaubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999).

Gene Roberts and Hank KlibanoffThe Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. (New York City: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).

Terrence RobertsLessons from Little Rock. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009).

Donna Lampkin StephensIf It Ain’t Broke, Break It:  How Corporate Journalism Killed the Arkansas Gazette. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2015).

Grif StockleyDaisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005).

Grif StockleyRuled by Race:  Black/White Relations in Arkansas from Slavery to the Present. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008).

Shelley TougasLittle Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Face of Integration. (North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2011).  Recommended for grades 5 through 9.