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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:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, and Liz Welch
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1), Book Websites (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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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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Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights

by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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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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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

by Bryan Stevenson
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Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town

by Warren St. John
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2)
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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:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Three Little Words: A Memoir

by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
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Freedom Summer Murders, The

by Don Mitchell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot

by Winifred Conkling
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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg

by Louise Borden
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Volcano Beneath the Snow, A: John Brown's War Against Slavery

by Albert Marrin
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1)
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Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original

by Deborah Noyes
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Native Defenders of the Environment

by Vincent Schilling
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To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement

by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery

by Abby Sher
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1)
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We Say #neveragain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

by Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner
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Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington

by Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, and Walter Naegle
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Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

by Andrea Warren
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Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

by Shyima Hall and Lisa Wysocky
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

by Jazz Jennings
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
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Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage

by Amy Klobuchar
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Cave in the Clouds, A: A Young Woman's Escape from Isis

by Badeeah Hassan Ahmed and Susan McClelland
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Warrior's Heart, The: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage

by Eric Greitens
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

by Michael Elsohn Ross
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March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights

by Zachary Michael Jack
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Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery

by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann
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Alan Turing: Computing Genius and Wartime Code Breaker

by Harry Henderson
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Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories

by Sarah Lerner
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Book Resources:
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Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America

by Barbara Diggs and Richard Chapman
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