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12 questions about slave narratives [Examining primary sources]by Sepahban, Lois 

BTSB Prebound(12-Story Library, 2017)

BTSB #: 800239 Available

Dewey: 306.3/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 830

Subjects: Slave narratives - United States

Summary: Tells the story behind the narratives formerly enslaved people wrote about their lives in captivity.

25.36 *

42 is not just a number : the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero by Rappaport, Doreen 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 739627 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 7 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010 F&P: X

Subjects: Robinson, Jackie,|d1919-1972 Baseball

Summary: Chronicles the courage and dignity of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball which had an impact beyond the world of sports.

21.18 *

All he knew by Frost, Helen 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020)

BTSB #: 360444 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.7 MG Lexile: 760

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Novels in verse Deaf - Institutional care - Fiction Asylums - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Conscientious objectors - Fiction

Summary: In 1939 six-year-old Henry, who is deaf, is taken from his family and placed in a home for the feeble-minded where, years later, his friends include a conscientious objector serving there during World War II. Includes historical notes.

23.28 *

Allies by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 393452 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 4.7 6-8

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - France - Normandy - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France - Fiction German American - Fiction Soldiers - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Normandy (France) - History|y20th century - Fiction France - History|y1940-1945, German occupation - Fiction

Summary: It is June 6, 1944, D-Day, and Dee Carpenter (true name Dietrich Zimmermann), an underage private in the United States Army, is headed for Omaha Beach, seeking revenge for his uncle, who was arrested by Nazis when Dee was a little boy; meanwhile, Samira Zidano, an eleven-year old French-Algerian girl is looking for the French resistance, desperate to deliver the message that the invasion is about to begin, and get their help in freeing her mother--this is the most important day of the twentieth century, and both children want to fight, and survive.

22.58 *

Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation by Folman, Ari 

BTSB Prebound(Pantheon Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 350906 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG+ Lexile: 800 GN

Subjects: Frank, Anne,|d1929-1945 Jewish children in the Holocaust Jews Biographical comic books, strips, etc Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Summary: The only graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank's diary authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation using text from the diary to introduce a new generation of young readers to a Holocaust classic.

27.46 *

Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues by Williams, Andrea 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 949671 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.8 MG Lexile: 1300

Subjects: Manley, Effa,|d1897-1981 Newark Eagles (Baseball team) Negro leagues - History Baseball - United States - History Baseball team owners - United States - Biography Women baseball team owners - United States - Biography African American women - Biography

Summary: The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles in the Negro leagues.

23.98 *

Becoming Muhammad Ali by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 050111 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010

Genres: Historical Fiction Sports Family Life

Subjects: Ali, Muhammad,|d1942-2016 - Childhood and youth - Fiction Family life - Fiction Boxing - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Segregation - Fiction Louisville (Ky.) - Fiction

Summary: A fictionalized biography of Muhammad Ali when he was a child.

Being Clem by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 222867 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG Lexile: 900 F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Family life - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: When nine-year-old Clem's father dies in the Port Chicago Disaster he is forced to navigate his family's losses and struggles in 1940's Chicago.

Betty before X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018)

BTSB #: 804732 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 5.3 6-8 Lexile: 810

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Shabazz, Betty - Fiction Family life - Michigan - Detroit - Fiction Civil rights movements - Fiction Racism - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Stepfamilies - Fiction Detroit (Mich.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Blades of freedom [Nathan Hale's hazardous tales]by Hale, Nathan 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 411950 Available

Dewey: 900/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.7 MG

Subjects: Napoleon|bI, - Emperor of the French,|d1769-1821 Louisiana Purchase Slave insurrections Biographical comic books, strips, etc France - History Haiti - History

Summary: How the largest slave uprising in history, which took place in Haiti against Napoleon's France, affected Napoleon's decision to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States. In graphic novel format.

20.48 *

Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon by McClafferty, Carla Killough 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2018)

BTSB #: 618790 Available

Dewey: 306.3/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 8 MG RC: 11.5 6-8 Lexile: 1150

Subjects: Washington, George,|d1732-1799 - Relations with slaves Slaves - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) Slavery - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) - Race relations

Summary: A look at the complex relationships between George Washington and the enslaved people of Mount Vernon, and the history still being uncovered there.

Catherine's war by Billet, Julia 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2020)

BTSB #: 119932 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.7 MG

Subjects: Jews - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Photographers - Fiction Graphic novels France - Fiction

Summary: Based on a true survival story of WWII, this graphic novel follows a Jewish girl's gripping journey to the free zone of France, armed only with a camera.

25.38 *

Chance : escape from the Holocaust by Shulevitz, Uri 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020)

BTSB #: 815624 Available

Dewey: 940.53/AAges: 9-14   
AR: 5.9 MG

Subjects: Shulevitz, Uri,|d1935- - Childhood and youth Jewish children in the Holocaust - Poland - Biography Holocaust, 1939-1945 - Poland - Personal narratives Poland - Ethnic relations

Summary: A picture book author's memoir of how he and his Jewish family escaped the terrors of WWII by fleeing Warsaw for the Soviet Union.

23.98 *

Child of the dream : a memoir of 1963 by Robinson, Sharon 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 759442 Available

Dewey: 973.9209/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG

Subjects: Robinson, Sharon,|d1950- - Childhood and youth Robinson, Jackie,|d1919-1972 - Family African American girls - Connecticut - Stamford - Biography Bildungsromans - Connecticut - Stamford African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century Stamford (Conn.) - Race relations - History|y20th century

Summary: In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era.

6.50 *

Children's crusade of 1963 boosts civil rights [Events that changed America]by Adamson, Heather 

BTSB Prebound(Child's World, 2019)

BTSB #: 041860 Available

Dewey: 323.1196/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG Lexile: 860 F&P: X

Subjects: Civil rights movements Race relations

Summary: A captivating look into the Civil Rights Movement and how the actions of children helped promote equality for all races in America.

23.96 *

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 *

Code word courage [Dogs of World War II]by Larson, Kirby 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 543607 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 3.3 3-5 Lexile: 590

Genres: Historical Fiction Animals

Subjects: Dogs - Fiction Family life - Fiction Navajo Indians - Fiction Native Americans - North America - California - Fiction Navajo code talkers - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Friendship - Fiction United States - History|y1933-1945 - Fiction

Summary: In September 1944 eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny, and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear--and when the two young men go off to war Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together, and helps Billie to find a true friend.

Defiant : growing up in the Jim Crow South by Hudson, Wade 

BTSB Prebound(Crown Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 469479 Available

Dewey: 323.092/AAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.6 UG Lexile: 810 F&P: Z

Subjects: Hudson, Wade Civil rights workers - Louisiana - Biography African American boys - Louisiana - Biography African Americans - Louisiana - Social life and customs|y20th century Civil rights movements - United States Bildungsromans Mansfield (La.) - Biography

Summary: The memoir of Wade Hudson, a Black man and Civil Rights activist who came of age in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

22.58 *

Desert diary : Japanese American kids behind barbed wire by Tunnell, Michael O. 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2020)

BTSB #: 893676 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 9-13   
Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Central Utah Relocation Center Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 World War, 1939-1945 - Japanese Americans - Personal narratives Japanese American children - Diaries World War, 1939-1945 - Children - United States

Summary: In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day's entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, health--and the mixed feelings of citizens who were loyal but distrusted.

23.98 *

Elijah of Buxton by Curtis, Christopher Paul 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2007)

BTSB #: 253846 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-13   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 7.8 3-5 Lexile: 980 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Freedom - Fiction Slavery - Fiction Black people - Fiction North Buxton (Ont.) - Fiction Canada - Fiction

Summary: In 1860, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, tries to bring to justice a preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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