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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...


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

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock & Susan Buckley

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...


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...


Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom"

by Barry Denenberg

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic death at age 95 in 2013, Nelson Mandela's life is a tale of inspiration and courage. The most up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela. This powerful...


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

by Martin Luther Jr King

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...


People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression

by Laura Scandiffio

When saying no is the right thing to do.


Profiles #6: Peace Warriors

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Meet six heroic social activists. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on Peace Warriors. Featuring men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to violent...


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 they...


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,...


I Am #6: Harriet Tubman

by Grace Norwich & Ute Simon

A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights. With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times...


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...


When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

by Robert H. Mayer

Referred to as the "most segregated city in America," Birmingham, Alabama, became a hotbed for civil rights activity in the early 1960s. Great African-American leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....


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 before and during the Civil War, narrated against the backdrop of race relations...


Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

by Jim Murphy & Alison Blank

From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer that's been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including...


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...


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...