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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Youngest Marcher, The: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

by Cynthia Y. Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

by Michelle Markel and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, and P.J. Loughran
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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Malala's Magic Pencil

by Malala Yousafzai and Kerascoet
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

by Walter Dean Myers and Floyd Cooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Time to Act, A: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech

by Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
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As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom

by Richard Michelson and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

by Susan Hood, Selina Alko, Lisa Brown, and Hadley Hooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (4), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (3)
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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

by Sy Montgomery
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

by Walter Dean Myers and Bonnie Christensen
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
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House That Jane Built, The: A Story about Jane Addams

by Tanya Lee Stone and Kathryn Brown
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

by Linda Glaser and Claire A. Nivola
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Positive: A Memoir

by Paige Rawl and Ali Benjamin
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Rad American Women

by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Girl from the Tar Paper School, The: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Teri Kanefield
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

by Jabari Asim and E.B. Lewis
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Dangerous Jane

by Suzanne Slade and Alice Ratterree
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr., A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1989
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Paul Robeson

by Eloise Greenfield and George Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Twenty-Two Cents: The Story of Muhammad Yunus

by Paula Yoo and Jamel Akib
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Marti's Song For Freedom / Marti y sus versos por la libertad

by Emma Otheguy, Josae Martai, Beatriz Vidal, and Adriana Domainguez
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
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I Am Gandhi

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Place to Land, A

by Barry Wittenstein and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

by Larry Dane Brimner
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Faulkner
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana Meachen Rau, Jerry Hoare, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice

by Susanna Reich and Adam Gustavson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker

by Gayle E. Pitman and Holly Clifton-Brown
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Eleanor, Quiet No More

by Doreen Rappaport and Gary Kelley
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights & Civil Rights Set the Stage for MLK Jr.'s Final Hours

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery

by Jeanette Winter
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2014
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Who Was Cesar Chavez?

by Dana Meachen Rau and Ted Hammond

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2017
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    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison
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Little Libraries, Big Heroes

by Miranda Paul and John Parra
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2019
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Bite of the Mango, The

by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

by Russell Freedman
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

by Ilyasah Shabazz and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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I Am Rosa Parks

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

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Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life

by Catherine Reef
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
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