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Krull, Kathleen

Summary: "Biography of Frances Perkins, the first female member of the presidential cabinet, and architect of much of the New Deal legislation as Secretary of Labor."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PERKINS KRU

Yousafzai, Malala

Summary: "Malala retells her story of speaking out for girls' education rights for chapter book readers"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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Alko, Selina

Summary: Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'uokalani, John Lewis, Nina Simone, and Barack Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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Stevenson, Bryan

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Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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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

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Summary: A unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did for justice and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BEL

Brown, Dinah

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET YOUSAFZAI

DiFranco, Ani

Summary: "A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DIFRANCO, ANI DIF

Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for seeking an education in Pakistan. Malala miraculously survived and went on to become the voice of 66 million girls struggling for an education throughout the world. Malala Yousafzai tells the uplifting story of her life, her joys, her fears, and her ultimate triumph as a Nobel prize winning spokesperson for childrens rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 YOU

Schiff, Karenna Gore.

Contents: Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- Mother Jones -- Alice Hamilton -- Frances Perkins -- Virginia Durr -- Septima Poinsette Clark -- Dolores Huerta -- Helen Rodriguez-Trias -- Gretchen Buchenholz.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books/Hyperion 2006

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

Young, Ralph F.

Summary: Examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States, focusing on those who, from colonial times to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time, responding to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: "An abridged board book version of the She Persisted picture book about 13 American women who made a difference in the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

MacLeod, Elizabeth

Summary: "This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists profiled are a variety of ages and come from around the world."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.2092 MAC

McCrary, Crystal.

Summary: Shares the personal success stories of thirty black women in entertainment, business, politics, and the sciences, including Iman, Venus Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michelle Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 920.72 MCC

Weber, Shannon

Summary: What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble: We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a citizen, how important it is to treat, and be treated, as equal within the society, and how you can use your voice to champion equality. Discover the history of equality - both the successes and the tragedies, meet past and present faces who overcame...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Children's Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305 WEB

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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

Fankhouser, Kris

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Summary: "A biography on the American women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Grinapol, Corinne

Summary: "Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SOJOURNER TRUTH SCH

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Siegel, Mona L.

Summary: "Peace on Our Terms follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing. Mona L. Siegel's sweeping global account of international organizing highlights how Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.082 SIE

Welfare, Simon

Summary: "A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who exhausted their vast fortune buying homes around the globe where they entertained the rich and famous while also campaigning for the poor and disadvantaged. As the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, John and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.1081 WEL

Summary: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HE RATED PG-13

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