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Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.
Molly Bannaky, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpietby Mcgill, Alice
The Bat 6 is the big annual softball game. But this year, there's a new girl on both teams, each with a secret past which sets them on a collision course set to explode on game day. No one knows how to stop it. All they can do is watch...
Two separate stories in one book, the first telling of Mari's starting school in a new land, and the second describing village life in her country before she and her family left in search of a better life.
When 14-year-old Liyana Abboud and her family move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
Take a journey through time as a young girl recounts the exploits of her female ancestors, seven brave women who left their imprints on the past and on her.
Through interviews, newspaper accounts, and other original sources, Bartoletti pieced together a picture of life in the Pennsylvania coal mines at the turn of the century.
Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run.
During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David's brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black.
The Middle Passageby Feelings, Tom
Biography of Lewis Hine, photographer and crusader to ban child labor in the 1900s.
A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.
This Land Is My Landby Littlechild, George
In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Skyby Ringgold, Faith
Maria and her brother and sister, Salvadoran refugees, are smuggled into the United States in crates and try to eke out a living in Chicago with the help of a sympathetic family.
The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.
"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award winner.
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the fugitive slave acts.
Looking Outby Boutis, Virginia Hamilton By Victoria
Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africaby Gordon, Sheila
Nobody Wants a Nuclear Warby Vigna, Judith
A history of those who have protested war with emphasis on the United States.
The biography of the twenty-one year-old German student who was put to death for her anti-Nazi activities with the underground group called the White Rose.
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