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Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Davis 2016

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Shelton, Paula Young

Summary: Paula Young Shelton grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.1196 SHE

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "This picture book biography focuses on critically acclaimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who used her struggles in childhood as motivation to become "Queen of All Media.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 GRI

Schwartz, Heather E.

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She made history as the first Black and Indian woman to lead a major ticket. Follow her fight to the White House!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HARRIS SCH

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Kwame Alexander shares inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 796 ALE

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