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Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

by Simeon Wright & Herb Boyd

A modern tragedy, this story has had a great impact on race relations in America. Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights...


Dreamboat Dad

by Alan Duff

A compelling novel with an unexpected revelation that throws a powerful punch. Yank is an ordinary enough teenager, except that he lives in a thermal wonderland (frequented by tourists eager to view the geysers...


True Stars

by Fiona Kidman

Who is trying to scare Rose? This gripping novel is a vivid portrayal of New Zealand in the 1980s.Rose Kendall is alone. She is isolated from her children, her friends, and her political ideals, and there is...


People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression

by Laura Scandiffio

When saying no is the right thing to do.


The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

by Ann Cameron

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography,...


Claudette Colvin

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2009

by Phillip Hoose

"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...


I Have a Dream

by Martin Luther Jr King & Kadir Nelson

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing...


Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

by Russell Freedman

Newbery Medal winner Russell Freedman recounts Abraham Lincoln's brief friendship with African American leader Frederick Douglass narrated against the backdrop of Civil War-era race relations and politics....


Gandhi: Young Nation Builder

by Kathleen Kudlinski

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...


Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: Blacks

by Jaime Seba

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities--these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. In the case of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,...


Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: Hispanics

by Ellyn Sanna

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities--these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. People with mental and physical challenges often...


Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: Jews

by Bill Palmer

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities--these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. Jews around the world have been the targets...


Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: Asians

by Z.B. Hill

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities--these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. Asians are one group that has experienced continuing...


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

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


A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students

by Martin Luther Dr Jr King & Walter Dean Myers

The first collection of King’s essential writings for high school students and young people

 

A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected...


A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror

by Howard Zinn & Rebecca Stefoff

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books...


Gun Dog

by Peter Lancett

Set on one of Britain's tough and often brutal council estates, Gun Dog is a powerful story about the struggle to succeed in a place where the lawless operate without fear and the good are consistently failed...


Hanging in the Mist

by Peter Lancett

Living high in a crumbling state tower block is no barrel of laughs. Throw in parents more interested in crack than they've ever been in you, and life can seem barely worth the living. Especially when...