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Full Cicada Moon

by Hilton, Marilyn

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices...

Lillian's Right to Vote

by Winter, Jonah and Evans, Shane W.

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family's tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Leacock, Elspeth and Buckley, Susan and Lowery, Lynda Blackmon and Loughran, Pj

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes.


Silver People

by Engle, Ms Margarita

One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, which connected the world's two largest oceans and signaled America's emergence as a global superpower.

Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Tonatiuh, Duncan

Sylvia Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

The Girl From the Tar Paper School : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Kanefield, Teri

The story of Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used non-violent civil disobedience and led a walkout against the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, jump-starting the American civil rights movement.


Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

by Markel, Michelle

From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U. S. history.


by Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free.


Each Kindness

by Woodson, Jacqueline and Lewis, E. B.

When Ms. Albeit teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

We've Got A Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

by Levinson, Cynthia Y.

Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.


The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

by Roth, Susan L. and Trumbore, Cindy

For a long time, the people of Hargigo, a village in the tiny African country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. Then along came a scientist, Dr. Gordon Sato, who helped to change their lives for the better.

Sylvia and Aki

by Conkling, Winifred

At the start of World War II, Japanese American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.


Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

by Glaser, Linda

Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... Who wrote these words? And why?

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by Park, Linda Sue

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.


Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Winter, Jeanette

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

by Partridge, Elizabeth

Ages 10 and up. An award-winning author leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965.


Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai

by Nivola, Claire A.

Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens.

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

by Engle, Margarita

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.


The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom

by Mccully, Emily Arnold

Oney, Martha Washington's slave, does not know where she will end up. She only knows that she wants to be free, with no mistress but herself.

We Are One: the Story of Bayard Rustin

by Brimner, Larry Dane

Bayard Rustin was a man with purpose- and a man with heart. As a nonviolent activist, Bayard made his mark working alongside many African American leaders, notably A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr.


A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

by Lee-Tai, Amy

While she and her family are interned at Topaz Relocation Center during World War II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrolls in an art class, makes a friend, plants sunflowers and waits for them to grow.


by Kadohata, Cynthia

After Sumiko and her family are relocated from their flower farm in California to an internment camp on an Indian reservation, she helps her family, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.


Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Haskins, Jim

A respected biographer teams up with an acclaimed artist to tell the story of the mail carrier who orchestrated the Great Savannah Boycott -- and was instrumental in bringing equality to his community.

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America

by Blumenthal, Karen

In 1972, Congress passed a modest little law called Title IX, that said any school receiving money from the government couldn't treat boys and girls differently because of their sex.


Sélavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope

by Landowne, Youme
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