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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni 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:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), 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 (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

by Tanya Lee Stone
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Wall, The: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

by Peter Sís
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Port Chicago 50, The: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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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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I Have a Dream

by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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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
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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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
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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary

by Elizabeth Partridge
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
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We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

by Cynthia Y. Levinson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (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
  • Author Resources:
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Harlem Hellfighters, The: When Pride Met Courage

by Walter Dean Myers and Bill Miles
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Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

by Nikki Grimes
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I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Walter Dean Myers and Leonard Jenkins
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Secret World of Walter Anderson, The

by Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Harlem Hellfighters

by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley
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Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama

by Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis
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Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges and Margo Lundell
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Cart That Carried Martin, The

by Eve Bunting and Don Tate
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Rad American Women

by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Queen of the Falls

by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Becoming Babe Ruth

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
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Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-And-White Jazz Band in History

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Edward Hopper Paints His World

by Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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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
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Remember: The Journey to School Integration

by Toni Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

by Kathi Appelt and Joy Fisher Hein
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2005
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Birmingham, 1963

by Carole Boston Weatherford
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Bill Gates

by Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Math, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Nation's Hope, A: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

by Matt de la Peña and Kadir Nelson
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Great Migration, The: Journey to the North

by Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist
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Rosa's Bus

by Jo S. Kittinger and Steven Walker
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Camping Trip That Changed America, The

by Barb Rosenstock and Mordicai Gerstein
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
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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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Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles

by Susanna Reich and Adam Gustavson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin
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Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
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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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Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America

by Tonya Bolden
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President Has Been Shot!, The: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

by James L. Swanson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4)
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Case for Loving, The: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
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Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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