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Burke, James Lee.

Summary: "...Hackberry Holland makes his first appearance in this early gem...Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney yields to the myriad of urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat--and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers. And when Hack attempts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Draper 2015

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SHA

Robbins, Dean

Summary: This story imagines what it was like when Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass got together for a cup of tea and discussed their struggle for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROB

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROB

Moses, Shelia P.

Summary: Rufus Jackson Jones is from Birmingham, the place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called the most segregated place in the country. A place that in 1963 is full of civil rights activists including Dr. King. The adults are trying to get more attention to their cause--to show that separate is not equal. Rufus's dad works at the local steel factory, and his mom is a cook at the mill. If they participate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2022

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

Kidd, Ronald

Summary: Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KID

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Summary: Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ROS

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Summary: In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WIL

Doctorow, Cory.

Summary: When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DOC

Shabazz, Ilyasah

1 hold on 1 copy

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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Henderson, Leah

Summary: On Election Day, as they walk through their vibrant neighborhood on their way to vote, Quetta, her mother and her grandmother face obstacle after obstacle before and after reaching their voting station, showing Quetta the importance of raising her voice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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West, Catherine Adel

Summary: Sara King has nothing, save for her secrets and the baby in her belly, as she boards the bus to Memphis, hoping to outrun her past in Chicago. She is welcomed with open arms by Mama Sugar, a kindly matriarch and owner of the popular boardinghouse The Scarlet Poplar. Like many cities in early 1960s America, Memphis is still segregated, but change is in the air. News spreads of the Freedom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WES

Hansen, Malcolm.

Summary: "The Secret Life of Bees meets Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle in this bold debut novel, set between the deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early 70s, following a biracial teenage boy whose new life in a big city is disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point. It's 1969 when fifteen-year-old Huey Fairchild begins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Brown, Sandra

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

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Hill, Donna (Donna O.)

Summary: Follows the 1964 Civil Rights-era relationship between a passive-resistance protaegae of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Harlem black culture supporter of Malcolm X.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sideways Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

Smith, Elliott

Summary: During the turbulent 1960s, the reader's plot choices determine their role in the historic fight for equal rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC SMI

Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

Summary: Because living with "modern-hippy" parents on a goat farm means fourteen-year-old Janie Gorman cannot have a normal high school life, she tries joining Jam Band, making friends with Monster, and spending time with elderly former civil rights workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011

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

Patel, Reema

Summary: "A savvy former street child working at a human rights law office in Mumbai fights for redemption and a chance to live life on her own terms in this fresh, propulsive debut novel about fortune and survival"-- Rakhi is a twenty-three-year-old haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led to the loss of her best friend eleven years ago. Constantly reminded she doesn't belong, Rakhi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Pickard, Nancy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIC

Merberg, Julie

Summary: Rhyming text introduces young readers to iconic activists from Frederick Douglass and Alice Paul to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala, encouraging them to speak up for such important issues as equality, education, and the environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Downtown Bookworks 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Board Books, Call number: JE MER

Wilson, Christopher P.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Addison, Corban

Summary: When a girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted in a Lusaka slum, human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming and Zambian police officer Joseph Zabuta conduct an investigation that reveals a link between the victim and a powerful local family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADD

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