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Freedom in Congo Square

Carole Boston Weatherford · little bee books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

2017 Caldecott Honor 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award A 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Book This poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human's capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances...
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson · Carolrhoda Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

"In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind....
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The Other Side

Jacqueline Woodson · Putnam Juvenile
Format: Book

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. With the addition...
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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that...
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We March

Shane W. Evans · Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther...
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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

Andrea Davis Pinkney · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

It was February 1, 1960.They didnt need menus. Their order was simple.A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworths lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became...
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Brenda Woods · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods' moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family...
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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems,...
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Little Rock Nine

Marshall Poe · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

There are moments in every country's history when decisions are made and actions are taken that will change the course of that country's future. Turning Points historical graphic novels bring these moments in American history to life. Sixteen-year-old William McNally and fifteen-year-old...
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Black Lives Matter

Sue Bradford Edwards · Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

"Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." from the publisher's website
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One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia · Amistad
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*Eleven-year-old...
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Steve Sheinkin · Listening Library
Format: Audio CD

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work...
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Kadir Nelson · Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover

Kadir Nelsons Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story...
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The Mighty Miss Malone

Christopher Paul Curtis · Wendy Lamb Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

xWe are a family on a journey to a place called wonderfulx is the motto of Deza Malones family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hashit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When...
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The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Chris Barton · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2015.
Pages: 50
Format: Print book

John Roy Lynch spent most of his childhood as a slave in Mississippi, but all of that changed with the Emancipation Proclamation. Suddenly people like John Roy could have paying jobs and attend school. While many people in the South were unhappy with the social change, John Roy thrived...
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Through My Eyes

Ruby Bridges · Scholastic Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms....
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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Laban Carrick Hill · Little
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

To us it is just dirt,the ground we walk on...But to Daveit was clay,the plain and basic stuffupon which he formed a lifeas a slave nearly 200 years ago.Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply...
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Ron's Big Mission

Rose Blue · Dutton Childrens Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron?s obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite...
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