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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Tonya Bolden Scholastic Focus (January 29, 2019)

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion,...


Profiles #6: Peace Warriors

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Scholastic Paperbacks (July 30, 2013)

Meet six heroic social activists. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on Peace Warriors. Featuring men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to violent...


Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom"

by Barry Denenberg Scholastic Inc. (January 06, 2014)

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic death at age 95 in 2013, Nelson Mandela's life is a tale of inspiration and courage. The most up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela. This powerful...


I Am #6: Harriet Tubman

by Grace Norwich & Ute Simon Scholastic Paperbacks (January 01, 2013)

A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights. With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times...


Together We March

by Leah Henderson & Tyler Feder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 19, 2021)

March through history and discover twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements that have shaped the way we fight for equality and justice today in this stunningly illustrated and sweeping book!

For generations,...


Mighty Justice (Young Readers' Edition)

by Katie McCabe & Jabari Asim Roaring Brook Press (December 14, 2020)

A young reader?s adaptation of Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, the memoir of activist and trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree, by Katie McCabe.

Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the height of Jim...


Speaking Our Truth

by Monique Gray Smith Orca Book Publishers (September 19, 2017)

Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and...


What Makes Us Unique?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (September 27, 2016)

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity,...


Pride

by Robin Stevenson Orca Book Publishers (April 19, 2016)

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular...


People Who Said No

by Laura Scandiffio Annick Press (June 20, 2012)

Sometimes it?s okay to ignore the rules or break the law. In fact, it?s essential! This thought-provoking book features people who did just that: Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


Crash

by Marc Favreau & Oliver Wyman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation?s history?the Great Depression?and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Claudette Colvin

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2009

by Phillip Hoose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 19, 2009)

"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ?This is not right.'" ? Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up...


Proud (Young Readers Edition)

by Ibtihaj Muhammad Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2018)

The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, New York Times bestselling author, and Time "100 Most Influential People"...


Someone Like Me

by Julissa Arce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 17, 2018)

A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of...


First Generation

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace & Agata Nowicka Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2018)

Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers.

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from...


Crash

by Marc Favreau Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 09, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Becoming Kareem

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2017)

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing...


Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She...


So Tall Within

by Gary D. Schmidt & Daniel Minter Roaring Brook Press (September 24, 2018)

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind...


My Country, 'Tis of Thee

by Claire Rudolf Murphy & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 02, 2014)

More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest.

Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of...


Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement,...


The Civil Rights Movement

by Nancy Ohlin & Roger Simó little bee books (January 28, 2020)

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement!

When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"...


Resist

by Veronica Chambers & Almarie Guerra HarperCollins (September 25, 2018)

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers?s inspiring collection of profiles?along with Senator Cory Booker?s stirring foreword?will inspire readers of all...


Little Legends

by Vashti Harrison, Cary Hite, J. D. Jackson & Kwesi Johnson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.

An important book for readers of all ages, this engagingly written volume brings to life...


A Computer Called Katherine

by Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison & Jeanette Illidge Little, Brown Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!

Katherine knew it...


Proud (Young Readers Edition)

by Ibtihaj Muhammad & Suehyla El-Attar Little, Brown Young Readers (July 24, 2018)

The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, New York Times bestselling author, and Time "100 Most Influential People"...


Facing Frederick

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 08, 2018)

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America?s most influential African American voices

Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818?1895)...


Discovering Black America

by Linda Tarrant-Reid Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 14, 2018)

Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor...


Separate Is Never Equal

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 05, 2014)

A 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California....


They Had a Dream

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (January 26, 2016)

The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from...


When We Were Shadows

by Janet Wees Second Story Press (April 02, 2018)

Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi regime. Walter is at first too young...


Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

by Carla Mooney & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (November 15, 2017)

Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today....


Resist

by Veronica Chambers, Paul Ryding & Cory Booker HarperCollins (September 25, 2018)

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers...


Speaking Our Truth

by Monique Gray Smith Orca Book Publishers (September 18, 2017)

Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and...


What Makes Us Unique?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (September 26, 2016)

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity,...


Pride

by Robin Stevenson Orca Book Publishers (April 18, 2016)

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular...


Shanghai Escape

by Kathy Kacer Second Story Press (September 30, 2013)

Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai in 1938, having fled from Nazi-occupied Vienna and the persecution of Jewish families like theirs. Shanghai is a strange place for a young European girl, but it...


People Who Said No

by Laura Scandiffio Annick Press (June 20, 2012)

Sometimes it?s okay to ignore the rules or break the law. In fact, it?s essential! This thought-provoking book features people who did just that: Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment...


The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II

by Carla Mooney & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (April 11, 2017)

What would your life be like if you were a Jewish person living in Nazi Germany in 1940? You might be forced to leave your home with only what you and your family could carry. You might even be killed by members...


Gandhi

by Kathleen Kudlinski Aladdin (March 13, 2012)

A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned...


All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La historia de por qué tenemos diferentes colores de p

by Katie Kissinger Redleaf Press (February 01, 2016)

The 20th anniversary edition of the popular children's book that explains the scientific process that gives us our skin color.