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Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball by Bryant, Jen 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 164395 Available

Dewey: 796.323/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG F&P: S

Subjects: Baylor, Elgin Minneapolis Lakers (Basketball team) Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) National Basketball Association African American basketball players - United States - Biography Segregation Race relations

Summary: A player in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Elgin Baylor was known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, inspiring others to get creative with their game. But when hotels and restaurants were racially segregated on their road trips, Elgin and his teammates boycotted them until the entire NBA followed suit.

23.28 *

All star : how Larry Doby smashed the color barrier in baseball by Vernick, Audrey 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2022)

BTSB #: 908544 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 4-7   
AR: 4.7 LG

Subjects: Doby, Larry Baseball African American baseball players - Biography Segregation Race relations

Summary: The remarkable story of Larry Doby, the first Black baseball player in the American League.

22.58 *

Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice by Hoose, Phillip M. 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009)

BTSB #: 462697 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG RC: 7.1 6-8 Lexile: 1000 F&P: Z

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Biography Civil rights workers Segregation Montgomery (Ala.)

Summary: This fresh take on Montgomery's history-making bus protest introduces a brave teenager who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus.

6.25 *

Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights by Anderson, Beth 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2020)

BTSB #: 058959 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.7 LG Lexile: 570

Subjects: Graham, Elizabeth Jennings,|d1827-1901 Segregation African Americans - Biography Civil rights Horse-drawn omnibuses New York (N.Y.)

Summary: "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. She was denied entry and decided to fight back.

22.58 *

Mighty justice : the untold story of civil rights trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Asim, Jabari 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 617342 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.1 MG+

Subjects: Roundtree, Dovey Johnson,|d1914-2018 African Americans - Biography African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century Civil rights workers - United States - Biography Women - Biography Segregation

Summary: The memoir of activist and trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree who won a landmark desegregation court case and was one of the first black women to break down barriers in several areas of society.

23.98 *

Twelve days in May : freedom ride 1961 by Brimner, Larry Dane 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2017)

BTSB #: 151826 Available

Dewey: 323.1/NAges: 10-18   
AR: 7 MG Lexile: 1080

Subjects: Civil rights workers Civil rights movements Freedom Rides|y1961 Segregation Race relations - United States Southern States

Summary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the "Freedom Riders," traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

When the schools shut down : a young girl's story of Virginia's "lost generation" and the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision by Gladden, Yolanda 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2022)

BTSB #: 720114 Available

Dewey: 344/BAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Gladden, Yolanda. - Childhood and youth Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Segregation African Americans - Education African American women - Biography Public schools Boycotts Farmville (Va.)

Summary: Tells the story of a young African American girl who lived during the shutdown of public schools in Farmville, Virginia, following the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka.

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