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1789 : twelve authors explore a year of rebellion, revolution, and change

Publisher Edition(Candlewick Press, 2020)

Publication Date: 09/01/2020

BTSB #: 803698 Available

Dewey: 900/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 8.7 UG Lexile: 1150

Subjects: Revolutions Conflict management Social change

Summary: Explores a tumultuous year when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake.

Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro boys: lies, prejudice, and the fourteenth amendment by Brimner, Larry Dane 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2019)

Publication Date: 10/17/2019

BTSB #: 151824 Available

Dewey: 973.9/NAges: 13-17   
AR: 8.3 UG Lexile: 1170

Subjects: Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931 Race relations Scottsboro (Ala.) Alabama

Summary: The story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape.

23.28 *

All the days past, all the days to come by Taylor, Mildred D. 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2020)

Publication Date: 01/07/2020

BTSB #: 872809 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.2 UG

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Family life - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction

Summary: The final installment in the story of the Logan family of Mississippi. Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60's, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north and rise of the civil rights movement.

6.50 *

Awakening of Malcolm X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

Publication Date: 08/15/2020

BTSB #: 804724 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   
AR: 4.6 UG Lexile: 650 HL

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: X, Malcolm,|d1925-1965 - Childhood and youth - Fiction Prisoners - Fiction Reformers - Fiction Racism - Fiction Civil rights - Fiction Black Muslims - Fiction African Americans - Fiction

Summary: While in Charlestown Prison in the 1940s, young Malcolm Little reads all the books in the library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam, and emerges as Malcolm X.

22.58 *

Bitter side of sweet by Sullivan, Tara 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2016)

Publication Date: 02/23/2016

BTSB #: 863495 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.1 UG RC: 5.3 6-8 Lexile: 810 F&P: Z

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Slavery - Fiction Child labor - Fiction Chocolate - Fiction Black people - Cote d'Ivoire - Fiction Cote d'Ivoire - Fiction

Summary: Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape.

22.58 *

Black dove, white raven by Wein, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Disney/Hyperion, 2015)

Publication Date: 03/31/2015

BTSB #: 929509 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.8 UG Lexile: 900

Genres: Historical Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 - Fiction Americans - Ethiopia - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Air pilots - Fiction Adventure fiction Race relations - Fiction Adoption - Fiction Ethiopia - History|y1889-1974 - Fiction

Summary: Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.

6.50 *

Boy from Buchenwald : the true story of a Holocaust survivor by Waisman, Robert 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021)

Publication Date: 05/04/2021

BTSB #: 914257 Available

Dewey: 940.53/AAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.4 MG

Subjects: Waisman, Robert,|d1931- Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration camp) Ex-concentration camp inmates - Biography Child concentration camp inmates - Germany - Biography Jews - Poland - Biography Holocaust, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives Holocaust survivors - Biography Jewish refugees - Biography Jewish children in the Holocaust

Summary: A powerful memoir about a Holocaust survivor who was deemed hopeless-and the rehabilitation center that gave him and other teen boys the chance to learn how to live again.

23.98 *

Buried beneath the baobab tree by Nwaubani, Adaobi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2018)

Publication Date: 09/04/2018

BTSB #: 469268 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 6 UG Lexile: 920

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Boko Haram - Fiction Kidnapping victims - Nigeria - Fiction Sexual abuse - Fiction Terrorism - Nigeria - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Africa - Fiction

Summary: A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband -- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she's been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life and her future is hers to fight for.

22.58 *

Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin by Swanson, James L. 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2018)

Publication Date: 01/15/2018

BTSB #: 867757 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 7.6 UG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, - Jr.,|d1929-1968 - Assassination Ray, James Earl,|d1928-1998

Summary: James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath.

23.98 *

Code of honor by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2015)

Publication Date: 09/15/2015

BTSB #: 393471 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 4.8 6-8 Lexile: 660 HL F&P: Z

Genres: Adventure Fiction Family Life

Subjects: Brothers - Fiction Ciphers - Fiction Terrorism - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Muslims - Fiction

Summary: When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.

23.28 *

Copper sun by Draper, Sharon M. 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006)

Publication Date: 01/15/2006

BTSB #: 290495 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.2 UG RC: 4.8 9-12 Lexile: 820

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Slavery - Fiction Contract labor - Fiction South Carolina - History|y1600-1775, Colonial period - Fiction Florida - History - Fiction

Summary: Two girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

23.98 *

Dark sky rising : reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow by Gates, Henry Louis 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Focus, 2019)

Publication Date: 02/15/2019

BTSB #: 370741 Available

Dewey: 973/NAges: 9-12   
AR: 8.7 MG+ Lexile: 1200

Subjects: African Americans - History|y1863-1877 Reconstruction (1865-1877) African Americans - Social conditions|y19th century African Americans - Segregation - Southern States - History Southern States - Race relations - History

Summary: Gives an account of the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed.

23.98 *

Displacement by Hughes, Kiku 

Paperback(First Second, 2020)

Publication Date: 08/18/2020

BTSB #: 469986 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 12-18   
AR: 4.7 UG

Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Graphic novels

Summary: A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her late grandmother's experiences in WWII-era Japanese internment camps.

15.57 *

Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair : inside the 1944 plot to kill Hitler and the ghost children of his revenge by Bausum, Ann 

BTSB Prebound(National Geographic, 2021)

Publication Date: 01/12/2021

BTSB #: 098267 Available

Dewey: 943.086/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.1 MG+

Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 - Assassination attempts Hofacker, Christa von,|d1932- - Diaries Schenk von Stauffenberg, Klaus Philipp, - Graf,|d1907-1944 - Family Sippenhaft Operation Valkyrie, 1944 World War, 1939-1945 - Children - Germany National socialism and children

Summary: The stories of the children whose families were torn apart as a result of a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

23.98 *

Eyes of the world : Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the invention of modern photojournalism by Aronson, Marc 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2017)

Publication Date: 03/07/2017

BTSB #: 166642 Available

Dewey: 770/CAges: 12-18   
AR: 8 MG+RC: 9.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Capa, Robert,|d1913-1954 Taro, Gerta,|d1910-1937 Photojournalists - Europe - Biography War photographers - Europe - Biography Photojournalism Spain - History|y1936-1939, Civil War - Biography Spain - History|y1936-1939, Civil War - Photography

Summary: How two Jewish refugees pioneered photojournalism with photographs of the Spanish Civil War published in news magazines.

Few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Hartfield, Claire 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2018)

Publication Date: 01/02/2018

BTSB #: 423295 Available

Dewey: 305.896/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 7.9 MG+RC: 10.6 9-12 Lexile: 1120

Subjects: Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919 African Americans - Illinois - Chicago - Social conditions Chicago (Ill.) - Race relations - History|y20th century Chicago (Ill.) - History|y1875-

Summary: Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago.

6.50 *

Finding a way home : Mildred and Richard Loving and the fight for marriage equality by Brimner, Larry Dane 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2020)

Publication Date: 11/10/2020

BTSB #: 151912 Available

Dewey: 300/CAges: 12-16   
AR: 8.5 MG+ Lexile: 1260 F&P: Z+

Subjects: Loving, Mildred Jeter Loving, Richard Perry Interracial marriage Race relations Marriage law

Summary: When Mildred and Richard Loving are arrested, simply because of their mixed-race marriage, they must challenge the courts and the country to secure their civil rights.

6.50 *

Live in infamy by Richmond, Caroline Tung 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic, 2018)

Publication Date: 03/27/2018

BTSB #: 751932 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.3 UG RC: 5.7 9-12 Lexile: 890

Genres: Adventure Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Resistance to government - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction Japanese - Fiction Father-son relationship - Fiction California - Fiction

Summary: It has been eighty years since the Axis won World War II, and America was divided between the victors: the Nazis in the East and Imperial Japan in the West; but now resistance is growing in the Eastern territories and sixteen-year-old Chinese American Ren Cabot, who has every reason to hate the Japanese who executed his mother, finds himself drawn into a resistance group and confronted with choices that could lead to freedom-or death.

6.50 *

March : book one [March]by Lewis, John 

BTSB Prebound(Top Shelf Productions, 2013)

Publication Date: 08/13/2013

BTSB #: 568450 Available

Dewey: 323.1196/NAges: 10-16   
AR: 4.6 MG RC: 5.6 6-8 Lexile: 760 GN

Subjects: Lewis, John,|d1940-2020 Civil rights movements - United States Civil rights workers Historical comic books, strips, etc

Summary: A vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. In graphic novel format.

March : book three [March]by Lewis, John 

BTSB Prebound(Top Shelf, 2016)

Publication Date: 08/02/2016

BTSB #: 568465 Available

Dewey: 323.1196/NAges: 13-16   
AR: 5.9 MG+RC: 5.7 6-8

Subjects: Lewis, John,|d1940-2020 Civil rights movements - United States Civil rights workers Historical comic books, strips, etc

Summary: The conclusion to the March trilogy, the books that explain the methods and the moral foundations of the civil rights movement, how civil rights activists did what they did and won what they won, and how they had the strength to do it in the most difficult circumstances imaginable. In graphic novel format.

6.50 *

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