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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Doctorow, Cory.

Summary: After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2008

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

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

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

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

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

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

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

Vaught, Susan

Summary: Grandma Beans and Avadelle Richardson havent spoken in decades, and with her Alzheimer's Grandma Beans doesn't make a lot of sense. But when she tells Dani to find a secret key and envelope that she's hidden, Dani can't ignore her. Her investigation with the help of her friend, Indri, and her not-friend, Mac, takes them deep into the history of Oxford, Mississippi, and the riots surrounding the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Vaught 2016

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

Smith, Steven K.

Summary: "In 1959, the Prince Edward County, Virginia public schools closed. For five years. Back then, it wasn't over a health pandemic, but because county leaders refused to desegregate white and Black schools. So when long-hidden photographs surface from the student protests along Main Street in Farmville, Sam, Derek, and Caitlin are on the case to help identify the brave teenagers who stood for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Series Virginia Smith 2020

Smith, Pauline Vaeluaga

Summary: After the police raid their house, Lenny starts talking about protests and injustices against Pacific Islanders by the government, which inspires the whole family to become involved in the movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KID

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "This powerful and triumphant picture book biography tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civils rights leader, who, with the support of Dr. King and future congressman John Lewis, led 250,000 people to the doorstep of the U.S. government demanding change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2023

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

Kurtz, Jane.

Summary: In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time -- long overdue -- for all people to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2008

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million activists and demonstrators from every corner of the United States convened for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that they raised their voices in unison to call for racial and economic justice for all Black Americans, to call out inequities, and ultimately to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Every movement has its unsung...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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

Butler-Ngugi, Anitra

Summary: "It's May 1963, and twelve-year-old Nina Norris is answering a call from civil rights leaders in Birmingham, Alabama. Black Americans are demanding the right to vote, but adults who protest risk losing their jobs. So, children are protesting in their place. As Nina prepares for her day, she knows she will likely be arrested and put in jail, but it's a price she is willing to pay so that all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2024

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Morales, Yuyi.

Summary: At the end of a long day, Mother Sky helps her playful daughter, LIttle Night, to get ready for bed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan 2016

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: JE SPANISH MOR

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: "A picture book biography of Diane Nash, a Civil Rights Movement leader at the side of Martin Luther King and John Lewis. Born in the 1940s in Chicago, Diane went on to take command of the Nashville Movement, leading lunch counter sit-ins and peaceful marches. Diane decides to fight not with anger or violence, but with love. With her strong words of truth and actions, she works to stop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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

Grant, Kesha

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women's rights movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 GRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Harris, Duchess.

Summary: John Lewis is an influential African American politician who played a key role in the civil rights movement. He raised awareness of racial discrimination and violence in the 1960s. This book explores Lewis's activism and political career. Includes infographics and glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LEWIS HAR

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

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

Rodriguez, Janel

Summary: "Series continuation, biographies of women in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 ROD

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 323 LEW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA GRAPHIC LEW

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