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Maldonado, Torrey

Summary: "Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Medina, Tony

Summary: The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 MED

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 741.5 MED

Harris, Duchess

Summary: From the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, Americans have protested against police brutality. Protesting Police Violence in Modern America explores the history of police violence in the United States and how Americans are calling for change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.8 HAR

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "In the midst of loss, death, and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means--and how we take steps to get there. The uprising of 2020 marks a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives. The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other injustices large and small, lit the spark of the largest protest movement in US...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 HIL

Summary: As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration aligned with the cause of racial equality. Essays provide new insights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 NAS

Farley, Christopher John

Summary: "In early March 2020 in New Rochelle, New York, teenager Geth Montego is fumbling with the present and uncertain about her future. She only has three friends: her best friend Tovah, who's been acting weird ever since they started applying to college; Diego, who she wants to ask to prom; and the K-pop band BTS, because the group always seems to be there for her when she needs them (at least in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Sheep, an imprint of Akashic Books 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

King, Shani M.

Summary: Black lives matter. King affirms the message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and pride. She celebrates 116 -- just a tiny sample-- of the Black lives who deserve to shine. Her book honors the fortitude of Black role models and celebrates their achievements in sports, music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, and social justice. The message is joyful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thomas, Rachael L.

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from the history of slavery and racism, to the slayings of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, to further efforts to end racism such as Campaign Zero, and #takeaknee, and Black Futures Lab. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.1 THO

Mckesson, DeRay

Summary: "We have never been the voiceless, proclaims activist DeRay Mckesson, we have been the unheard. And the message that must now be heard is that inequality is neither hardwired nor inevitable. We have a system that was designed to favor some at the expense of others, and because it was designed, it can be redesigned. Indeed, we can live in a society of equity, justice, and joy. In August 2014,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 MCK

Lebron, Christopher J

Summary: Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 LEB

Samuels, Robert

Summary: "A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy-from his family's roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing-telling the singular story of how one man's tragic experience brought about a global movement for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FLO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FLOYD, GEORGE SAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B FLOYD SAM

King, Shaun

Summary: "As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats. Throughout his wide-ranging activism, King's commentary remains...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.973 KIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.973 KIN

Ramée, Lisa Moore

Summary: After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION RAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC RAM

Bunn, Curtis

Summary: "For many, the story of the weeks of protests in the summer of 2020 began with the horrific nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds when Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on camera, and it ended with the sweeping federal, state, and intrapersonal changes that followed. It is a simple story, wherein white America finally witnessed enough brutality to move their collective...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 BUN

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 43-year-old Black man, was killedduring an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night's events went viral, sparking the largest protests in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse

Summary: A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KHAN-CULLORS, PATRISSE KHA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Kh

Thomas, Etan

Summary: "This volume will be an inspiration for many different people: sports junkies; young readers who need words of encouragement from their favorite athletes; parents seeking positive messages for their children; activists who want to hear athletes using their voices to address social justice; and schools that need motivational material for their students. Featuring interviews by former NBA player...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 THO

Summary: Occupy Wall Street did not come from nowhere. It was part of a long history of riot, revolt, uprising, and sometimes even revolution that has shaped New York City. From the earliest European colonization to the present, New Yorkers have been revolting. Hard hitting, revealing, and insightful, Revolting New York tells the story of New York's evolution through revolution, a story of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 REV

Clarke, Maxine Beneba

Summary: In this exuberant exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CLA

Carruthers, Charlene A.

Summary: "Unapologetic is a 21st century guide to building a Black liberation movement through a Black queer feminist lens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 CAR

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "This graphic biography traces Colin Kaepernick's road from young sports standout to athlete and activist. As Kaepernick protested violence against African Americans, he lost his career in football but gained a voice heard worldwide" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lowery, Wesley

Summary: A behind-the-scenes account of the #blacklivesmatter movement shares insights into the young men and women behind it, citing the racially charged controversies that have motivated members and the economic, political, and personal histories that inform its purpose.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 LOW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 LOW

Horace, Matthew

Summary: A CNN contributor and former law enforcement officer offers a personal account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that challenge America's police, sharing insights into high-profile cases, the Black Lives Matter movement, and what is needed for change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HORACE, MATTHEW HOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Horace

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