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Summary: As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration aligned with the cause of racial equality. Essays provide new insights...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 NAS

Maldonado, Torrey

Summary: "Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Medina, Tony

Summary: The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 741.5 MED

Harris, Duchess

Summary: From the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, Americans have protested against police brutality. Protesting Police Violence in Modern America explores the history of police violence in the United States and how Americans are calling for change.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.8 HAR

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "In the midst of loss, death, and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means--and how we take steps to get there. The uprising of 2020 marks a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives. The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other injustices large and small, lit the spark of the largest protest movement in US...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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