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McCarter, Jeremy

Summary: "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MCC

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 Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.868 HAR

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Levinson, Cynthia.

Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 LEV

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 NUN

Egerton, Douglas R

Summary: Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 EGE

Summary: Contains interviews with some of the protesters. In May of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked black people of Birmingham, Alabama to go to jail in the cause of racial equality. The adults were afraid to go to jail and so the school children marched and over 5000 of them were arrested. This lead to President Kennedy sponsoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the march on Washington. Portions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MIG

Blackmon, Douglas A.

Summary: A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SLA

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Introduces the children to Rosa Parks who is a true American hero.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRE

Summary: "In photographs and remembrances, Children of Manzanar captures the experiences of some of the nearly four thousand children and young adults held at Manzanar during World War II under Executive Order 9066, an act that authorized the U.S. Army to undertake the rapid removal of more than one hundred thousand Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast."--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 CHI

Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Adamson, Heather

Summary: "Offers readers a captivating look into the Civil Rights Movement and how the actions of children helped promote equality for all races in America. Learn about the motivated children who participated in this historic event and why they continued to gather together in the face of great adversity. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, a timeline, critical-thinking questions, primary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 ADA

Rosen, Richard A.

Summary: Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAMBERS, JULIUS ROS