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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....


Pride

by Robin Stevenson

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular...


Shanghai Escape

by Kathy Kacer

Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai in 1938, having fled from Nazi-occupied Vienna and the persecution of Jewish families like theirs. Shanghai is a strange place for a young European girl, but it...


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...


The American Prejudice Against Color - An authentic Narrative showing how easily the Nation got into an Uproar

by William G. Allen

In 1853, William G. Allen, the "Coloured Professor" of Classics at New York Central College, became engaged to Mary King, a student at the coeducational, racially integrated school and daughter of a local white...


The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II

by Carla Mooney & Tom Casteel

What would your life be like if you were a Jewish person living in Nazi Germany in 1940? You might be forced to leave your home with only what you and your family could carry. You might even be killed by members...


South Africa's Racial Past: The History and Historiography of Racism, Segregation, and Apartheid

by Paul Maylam

A unique overview of the whole 350-year history of South Africa's racial order, from the mid-seventeenth century to the apartheid era. Maylam periodizes this racial order, drawing out its main phases and highlighting...


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...


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin

“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog...


Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line

by Andrew Maraniss

The inspirational true story of the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference--a powerful moment in Black history.

Perry Wallace was born at an historic...


Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice

by Susan Goldman Rubin

Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the fascinating story behind the landmark Supreme Court decision. In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth century aimed...


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. Blacks have had a long struggle against prejudice....


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...