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"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award winner.
The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But according to the Fugitive Slave Act, a runaway can be captured in any free state, and Anthony is soon imprisoned. The antislavery forces in Massachusetts are outraged, but the federal government backs the Fugitive Slave Act, sparking riots in Boston and fueling the Abolitionist movement.
Though pleased to be part of the "in" crowd at her new school, Ellen's growing awareness of her parents' social concerns, expressed in their support of the condemned Rosenbergs, forces her to make a choice about what really matters in life.
This novel shows the bonds of friendship under the strain of apartheid as two lifelong friends, Tengo and Frikkie, come of age amidst the tragedy of South Africa.
When a mother discovers her small daughter and son have built a shelter to protect themselves from nuclear attact, she explains that grownups all over the world are working hard to make the world safe for children to grow up in.
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.
When Steve's older brother Matthew, returning home after service in World War II, refuses to talk about his wartime experiences, Steve's friends begin to doubt the stories he has told of Matthew's heroism.
The heartbreaking experiences of seven-year-old Mii and her parents, which began at 8:15 a. m. , August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. A forceful statement of the need for nuclear disarmament.
A collection of poems written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father.
This book by our children is the result of a joyous journey. From the day we were inspired by the realization of the truth in the words "Children as Teachers of Peace"... to the invitation we issued that same week to children throughout the country to express their thoughts and advice about peace... to the day only five weeks later when this book was delivered to the publisher, we have been profoundly moved by the truth our children speak for all of us.
Twelve-year-old Binnie, whose mother runs a company boarding house in Lowell, Massachusetts, begins working in a textile mill and is caught up in the 1836 strike of women workers.
A biography of the first woman elected to Congress, who spent the 92 years of her life as a leader for woman suffrage, a lobbyist, and a social reformer.
Born to a prosperous Armenian family, Verna Dumehjian spent a happy childhood until 1915, when the Turkish government deported her family. She faced many tragedies the following years, but eventually arrived in the United States as a mail order bride in 1924.
Natural Historyby Goffstein, M. B.
Woman from Hiroshimaby Mori, Toshio
With emphasis on the tribes in North America, this book uses the art and artifacts of various Indian cultures to illustrate events affecting their history from earliest times through 1973.
A young girl is sent to live with her grandmother in Chinatown and finds her Chinese heritage for the first time.
Amifikaby Davar, Lucille Clifton By Ashok
A brief account of King Asoka and how he ruled over his dynasty making it powerful and symbolized Ashoka Chakra. Throughout centuries the wheel of King Asoka has been there to inspire us to live as did this great king of India - in peace and love.
Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible?
A biography of the black man who became a famous singer, actor, and spokesman for equal rights for his people.
The Princess and the Admiralby Pomerantz, Charlotte
Nildaby Mohr, Nicholasa
In this bold, challenging book, the author examines the historical record for the roots of the race hatred that has troubled our nation since its inception. Within a chronological framework, the book traces the search for scientific knowledge of race as a biological phenomenon against the background of political events that reveal its sociological aspects. A Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner.