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Harris, Duchess

Summary: When Neil Armstrong set foot upon the moon in 1969, it was the end result of an effort that involved several years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of people. The First Moon Landing examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Armstrong himself, computer programmer Margaret Hamilton, and engineer Tom Kelly. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.45 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Media consumers rely on objectivity from their news sources, but that's not always a realistic expectation. Uncovering Bias in the News looks at the ways in which multiple media outlets can cover the same story in vastly different ways, the reasons for these differences, and how to recognize bias in a news report."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 071 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Fannie Lou Hamer was an influential African American activist in the 1960s and 1970s. She fought for African Americans' civil rights, including the right to vote. Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Activist explores her life and legacy"--Publisher's website.

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

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

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Between 1916 and 1970, more than 6 million African Americans migrated from the South to the North. They wanted to escape racial violence in the South. This mass movement of people is called the Great Migration. The Great Migration explores the history of the migration and its legacy."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "After the American Civil War ended in 1865, many former slaves needed aid. The Freedmen's Bureau provided schools, medical treatment, and other aid to former slaves and other refugees. The Freedmen's Bureau explores the bureau's history and its legacy."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library , an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.714 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "The news media and its role in society are topics of conversation and debate in today's world. News Literacy looks inside newsrooms, exploring key moments in the history of journalism and explaining how today's journalists work. Examine how news is presented, and learn how advertising, online algorithms, and other modern trends affect the way we experience news. Investigate the phenomenon of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 302.2 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: Every day throughout the world, people watch newscasts, read newspapers, and consume news online. But what goes into producing that news? How Journalists Work goes behind the scenes to give readers a glimpse at how reporters gather and synthesize information to produce the news reports that keep us informed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 071 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: These days it's become easier than ever to customize social media feeds to include only information you think is relevant to your interests. But is that necessarily a positive development? Your Personalized Internet uncovers the problematic aspects of online customization, including the dangers of echo chambers and filter bubbles and the loss of privacy that can result from companies sharing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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Harris, Duchess

Summary: After World War I, many African Americans found a welcoming home in Paris while the fight for civil rights continued in the United States. African American soldiers, writers, performers, and activists influenced French society. Blacks in Paris: African American Culture in Europe explores the legacy of African Americans in Paris.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 944.36 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "The 2016 US presidential election introduced a new term to the media lexicon. The Fake News Phenomenon examines the spread of bogus news sources, the reasons they exist, and the difference between media bias and "fake news." Readers are also provided with tips for how to discern the credibility of a news source. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 070 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: During the American Civil War, escaped slaves found refuge near Union forts. They formed communities called contraband camps. The largest of these was the Grand Contraband Camp near Fort Monroe in Virginia. The Grand Contraband Camp explores the history and legacy of this camp.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, An imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.71 HAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Harriet Robinson Scott was an enslaved woman who fought for her right to freedom. Harriet and her husband, Dred Scott, sued their slaveholder. They brought their case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Harriet Robinson Scott: From the Frontier to Freedom explores Harriet's life and legacy"--Publisher's website.

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

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

Edwards, Sue Bradford

Summary: Discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 EDW
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 EDW

Edwards, Sue Bradford.

Summary: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 EDW
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 EDW