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

Publisher Edition(Candlewick Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 803698 Available

Dewey: 900/NAges: 12-16   

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.

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

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2019)

BTSB #: 151824 Available

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

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.

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Awakening Of Malcolm X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB PreboundNew title, awaiting publication or binding.(FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX)

BTSB #: 804724 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   

Summary: A powerful narrative account of Malcolm X’s adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter.

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Bitter side of sweet by Sullivan, Tara 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 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 Blacks - 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.

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Black dove, white raven by Wein, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Disney/Hyperion, 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.

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Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights by Wallace, Rich 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2016)

BTSB #: 916721 Available

Dewey: 323/NAges: 10-16   
AR: 7.4 MG+RC: 9.2 6-8 Lexile: 1030

Subjects: Civil rights workers African Americans - Civil rights

Summary: In 1965, Jonathan Daniels, a white Episcopalian seminary student and civil rights activist from New Hampshire, was shot and killed while saving the life of a black teenager near Selma, Alabama.

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Buried beneath the baobab tree by Nwaubani, Adaobi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 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.

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Butterfly yellow by Lai, Thanhha 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2019)

BTSB #: 537351 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.4 UG Lexile: 810 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Vietnamese - United States - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Family life - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction

Summary: In the final days of the Vietnam war, Hang takes her little brother, Linh to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. When Linh is ripped from her arms she is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later she makes the brutal journey to Texas as a refugee. She's overjoyed when she is reunited with Linh but crushed when she discovers he doesn't remember her or their family. Hang has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

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

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 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.

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Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust by Price, Planaria J. 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018)

BTSB #: 731704 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 12-18   
AR: 6.8 MG+ Lexile: 970

Subjects: Reichmann, Barbara,|d-2007 Jews - Poland - Piotrkow Trybunalski - Biography Holocaust, 1939-194

Summary: A true story about a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by moving into Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight.

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Code of honor by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 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.

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Copper sun by Draper, Sharon M. 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 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.

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Courage & defiance : stories of spies, saboteurs, and survivors in World War II Denmark by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 463362 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 14-18   
AR: 7.7 UG RC: 9.3 6-8

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Denmark Denmark - History|y1940-1945, German occupation

Summary: When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But heroic young men and women fought back, saving 95% of their Jewish population.

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

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Focus, 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.

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Deadly aim : the Civil War story of Michigan's Anishinaabe sharpshooters by Walker, Sally M. 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2019)

BTSB #: 915792 Available

Dewey: 973.7/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.6 MG RC: 9.2 6-8 Lexile: 1030

Subjects: United States.|bArmy.|b1st Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment, 1863-1865.|bCompany K Ojibwa Indians - Michigan - History|y19th century United States - History|y1861-1865, Civil War - Native American participation

Summary: The stories of Company K, one of the largest all-American Indian companies in the Union army. The lives of the soldiers is explored with archival photographs, detailed maps, and back matter.

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Ensnared In The Wolf's Lair: Inside The 1944 Plot To Kill Hitler And The Ghost Children Of His Revenge by Bausum, Ann 

BTSB PreboundNew title, awaiting publication or binding.(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS)

BTSB #: 098267 Temp OS

Dewey: 900/NAges: 10-14   

Summary: Christa von Hofacker and dozens of other children across Germany had become ensnared in a web of punishment as twisted and entangled as the thoughts of the man their fathers had just conspired to kill: Adolf Hitler. Compelling narrative, illustrated with the rare archival images, draws power from extensive onsite research, excerpts from Christa’s diary, and interviews with Christa and other survivors of this tragic situation.

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

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 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.

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Facing Frederick : the life of Frederick Douglass, a monumental American man by Bolden, Tonya 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 130464 Available

Dewey: 973.8092/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.2 MG+ Lexile: 1140 F&P: Z

Subjects: Douglass, Frederick,|d1818-1895 Abolitionists African American abolitionists - Biography Antislavery movements

Summary: The fascinating story of one of America's most influential African-American voices, Frederick Douglass.

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

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 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.

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Finding A Way Home: Mildred And Richard Loving And The Fight For Marriage Equality by Brimner, Larry Dane 

BTSB PreboundNew title, awaiting publication or binding.(CALKINS CREEK BOOKS)

BTSB #: 151912 Temp OS

Dewey: 300/BAges: 12-16   

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.

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