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Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHE

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAU

Barker, Michelle

Summary: "Life in East Germany in the early 1980's is very hard for Lena following the death of her parents and the sudden disappearance and consequent erasure of her uncle's existence by the secret service police, the Stasi. Lena is determined to unearth what happened to her beloved uncle."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Barnes, Harper

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.389 BAR

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 EDS

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Gratz, Alan

Summary: Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appropriate for women--both are struggling to survive, both changed forever by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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Watson, Bruce

Summary: "In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 WAT
1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 323.1196 WAT

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: In this creative nonfiction book, Gordy and Ira, one African-American and one German-Jewish, who live in Depression-era Detroit, bond over a shared interest in boxing as America awaits the rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NOB

Beard, Hilary

Summary: A young adult adaptation of Tim Madigan's The Burning, which discusses the circumstances of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 BEA

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 IMA

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: During the Great Depression, fourteen-year-old Billie Jo must endure heartwrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. She and her parents struggle to keep their Oklahoma farm running as a drought and devastating dust storms take a toil on both the land and the family. In this midst of this turmoil, a tragic household accident badly injures both Billie Jo and her mother. The quiet...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HES

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger the time-traveling Golden retriever was trained for search-and-rescue and even though he did not pass the tests he has used his training on his many trips to help people caught up in disasters; now he has arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001 just as the first plane hits, and he must rescue fifth-graders Risha and Max who are trapped in the wreckage,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

O'Malley, Padraig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.0609 OMA

Linke, Dorit

Summary: Expelled from their secondary school in East Germany because of their rebellious attitudes, Hanna and Andreas plan to escape by swimming across the cold and choppy waters of the Baltic Sea in a harrowing twenty-five hour journey to freedom in West Germany. Hanna is an accomplished distance swimmer, Andreas is not, and the danger of being caught, drowning, or dying of exhaustion is very real--...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LIN

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Dawson, Keila V.

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book about The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation, and the man who wrote it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Beaming Books] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896 DAW

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

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