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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   
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)

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.

22.28 *

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

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 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.

22.28 *

Awakening of Malcolm X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

BTSB #: 804724 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   

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.

21.58 *

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.

21.58 *

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.

6.50 *

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

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 914257 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 12-16   

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.

22.98 *

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.

21.58 *

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.

21.58 *

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.

22.98 *

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, 1939-1945

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

6.50 *

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.

21.58 *

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.

22.98 *

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.

22.98 *

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.

22.98 *

Displacement by Hughes, Kiku 

Paperback(First Second, 2020)

BTSB #: 469986 Available

Dewey: 741.5/FAges: 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.

14.75 *

Downstairs girl by Lee, Stacey 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2019)

BTSB #: 556251 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG+RC: 5.3 9-12 Lexile: 810

Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction

Subjects: Household employees - Fiction Wealth - Fiction Advice columns - Fiction Authorship - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction Atlanta (Ga.) - History|y19th century - Fiction

Summary: 1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for "the genteel Southern lady."

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)

BTSB #: 098267 Available

Dewey: 943.086/NAges: 10-14   

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.

22.98 *

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.

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.

6.50 *

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