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Langley, Sharon

Summary: "When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 LAN

Wilkins, Ebony

Summary: "It's March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights leaders organize bus boycotts and perform similar acts to defy segregation laws. Eventually,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 COL

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melanie Kroupa Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLVIN HOO

Baptiste, Tracey

Summary: "A picture book biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2022

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

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Space Shetterly

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Duster, Michelle

Summary: "An inspiring picture book biography of Ida B. Wells-who was an educator, journalist, feminist, businesswoman, newspaper owner, public speaker, suffragist, civil rights activist, and women's club leader-as told by her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022

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Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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

Bolden, Tonya

Summary: "A biography of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run for president with a major political party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

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

Golkar, Golriz

Summary: "Describes the life and accomplishments of American civil rights champion, statesman, and politician John Lewis. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary, a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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

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

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

Watson, Renee

Summary: "A biography of Oprah Winfrey, part of the She Persisted chapter book series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

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

Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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

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

Williams, Alicia

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

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Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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

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